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He's Making a List....He's Checking it Twice....

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Employment Law Services

Employment Law Services

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And at this year's Christmas party, will you staff be naughty or nice?

Its only late November but many Employers are already planning this year's Christmas party and no doubt are hopeful that this festive season will be an enjoyable time for bosses and employees alike but without careful planning, Employers could easily end up with a costly HR Hangover!

Free flowing alcohol at the annual office xmas party often acts as a trigger for some less than jolly employee behaviour leaving business owners/managers with a less than festive HR hangover to cope with.

Common issues Employers often have to deal with after the office xmas party include, gross misconduct (usually the result of a festive punch up),claims of bullying, harassment or even discrimination (sex, age, race, religious).

So here's EmployEasily HR's 'Top Tips' to help Employers avoid an HR hangover by steering your company sleigh around the traditional xmas HR landmines:

1. Ensure all employees are aware of the company's standard disciplinary and grievance procedures.

2. If staff are expected to come in the day after the office party, make sure this has been clearly communicated to them beforehand

3. At the office party, ensure all employees are catered for regardless of their age, sex, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

4. Lastly, consider providing transportation from the party venue to ensure staff arrive home safely.

By giving potential HR issues the axe we hope you'll relax and thoroughly enjoy the festive period.

Are you planning an office Christmas party this year?