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Planning Office Holiday Parties Without Lawsuits

Regrettably, the confluence of religious expression, social interaction, and alcohol consumption often results in a wonderful January for plaintiffs’ lawyers. Here are suggestions for planning and executing company holiday parties that celebrate the season while minimizing the legal risks.

You decide to have a holiday party. If you call it a Christmas party, those who don’t celebrate the occasion may feel excluded. If you call it a seasonal celebration, then those who celebrate Christmas may feel you’re demeaning their holiday by using a surrogate name. It’s not like raw fish and sushi; there is a difference.