• Planning Your Annual Party? Give Your Employees the Right Gift This Year: A Safe Holiday Party
  • December 6, 2012 | Author: Genny Na
  • Law Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Toronto Office
  • It may be the most wonderful time of the year but, for employers, the holiday season can introduce new or additional liabilities. Employers need to be particularly careful when hosting work-related functions where alcohol is being served or consumed. In such circumstances, employers can be found liable for negligence if a reasonably foreseeable injury to an employee occurs as a result of such an event. This is also referred to as employer host liability. Employers can also be liable for harassment or sexual harassment as a result of activities or situations at workplace parties and related functions.