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Employer liability during a holiday party

December 14, 2021 by Clay Williams, Tanvir Gill


With the holiday season and COVID-19 restrictions loosened, several businesses have brought back their annual holiday parties. For most employers wanting to celebrate with their employees, this party is the first one they have held since 2019.

As in years past, when employers organize their parties, a question that often comes up is about their liability if a legal matter arises, especially if alcohol is present.

Lawyers Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill discuss the three categories of liability employers should be aware of as they prepare to host their staff on-site at their place of business or another location. For example,  if an employee leaves the holiday party and causes an accident in which other people are injured, is the employer liable?

As always, send your questions for any business law topics for Clay and Tanvir to podcast@fhplawyers.com.