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CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE: Parties, presents and other pitfalls

02 December 2016  

Diane Nicol gives her tips on how employers and their advisers can enjoy the festive season by taking steps to reduce the risk of litigation

Christmas has traditionally been a time of cheer and goodwill to all men. For employers however, it can present significant challenges, ranging from incidents at, or relating to, Christmas parties to the increased workload for employers like Royal Mail, Amazon and high street retailers.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Chief Constable of Lincolnshire v Stubbs & ors [1999] ICR 547

    Gimson v Display by Design Ltd ET/1900336/2012

    Livesey v Parker Merchanting Ltd [2004] UKEAT/0755/03/1301

    Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors [2010] UKEAT/0108/10/ZT