Throwing a party? Don’t throw away safety

Employers should keep safety and their own liability as important considerations in holiday party planning
By Peter Straszynski
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/18/2009

As the holiday season approaches, many employers will be planning to host a holiday party for clients, customers or employees. If the function involves alcohol, the employer should take appropriate precautions to ensure that guests do not overindulge or, if they do, they are not permitted to place themselves in a position where they may be a danger to themselves or to others.