Alcohol and Work Functions can be a Dangerous Cocktail
Many workplaces enjoy functions where alcohol is served, but some recent decisions establish that if an employer permits the alcohol to flow freely, then it may have to wear the liability for any inappropriate behaviour its intoxicated employees get up to. If there is an accident, the employer may also be found to have breached its duty of care and be liable for damages. In such a situation, the employer's insurance policy may not apply. So it is now time to reassess how you manage your workplace functions, particularly if alcohol is involved.
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