Christmas is a time of celebration. And there is no better way to reward the hard work done by your staff throughout the year than by having a big Christmas blowout.
Hampshire-based law firm Trethowans has put together an eight-point guide to having the best-ever Christmas office party.
The firm’s employment partner Simon Rhodes says that businesses have to be careful not to take the fun out of what is, after all, supposed to be a time for celebration and often a reward for a long hard year at work.
He said: “At this time of year, there are always lawyers giving warnings about the office Christmas party.
“As a law firm, which looks after the interests of employers and employees, we are regularly asked to advise on the fall-out of when things go wrong.
“We also understand there’s an extra mood of nervousness with sexual harassment at work scandals continuing to dominate headlines.
“However, instead of being negative, we wanted to concentrate on the positives. It’s far too easy to pour icy water on what should be a good night out, by producing a rigid list of ‘Dos and Don’ts.
“All it takes is an understanding of the law and some careful planning to ensure everyone has a great time in a safe environment. That’s why we’ve put out our simple guide to having a great office party.”
So without further ado, here is the Trethowans Good Office Party Guide:
Simon concludes: “Finally if you’re going to a work Christmas party, have a great time and try not to over-share information. It’s particularly good to avoid telling anyone that you hate them, or that you love them (unless it’s your partner who’s come to take you home).”
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