Australia: Managing Exposures During The Festive Season

Many employers will be celebrating the end of 2015 with their employees, with many work Christmas parties beginning to be celebrated across the country.

Work Christmas functions are a great opportunity to celebrate and have fun with your colleagues, but as is still too often the case, work Christmas parties can become a source of considerable distress when inappropriate employee conduct at these functions puts employers at risk of claims of sexual harassment, bullying, adverse action and unfair dismissal.


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