Is Serving Alcohol at the Holiday Party a Liability?
It’s party time once again. Let’s make sure we have a fun one – and not one that we regret come January. Here are a couple ideas to keep in mind while your team is out celebrating.
With the holidays upon us so too are the holiday parties. You want to show your employees a good time but how do you make sure the company (management and employees) stay safe a behave appropriately? We spoke to our friends at the HR Support Center and asked them if serving alcohol at the holiday party a liability? If so, what can we do to protect ourselves? Here is what they had to say:
Yes, alcohol can be a liability. Partygoers who overindulge could cause an accident at or after the party, or they might act in ways that violate your harassment policy.
There are steps you can take to protect both yourself and your employees. Here are some practices you might consider:
While these steps will not eliminate all the risks, they can help reduce liability and help your employees celebrate the year and their achievements safely and responsibly.