A Friendly Office Party Reminder

November 30th, 2012 by JBWK

As Christmas approaches and holiday parties are in full swing, remember one vital issue about the office party: the rules still apply.

One New York employer found that out the hard way, and is now facing a lawsuit from an employee who complained to management about sexual harassment during the 2008 and 2009 Christmas parties, and was then sexually harassed again by the same people at the 2010 party. The trial court said the employer could be on the hook for the harassment. 

So please remember, even though it may not be at the office, the same law still applies.

Comments are closed.