End of year celebrations – what you need to consider?
As business owners and those responsible for the end of year celebrations, which often include an employee Christmas function, it’s important to consider your responsibilities when hosting work‑related events.
Even if the function is not held at your work premises, if it is a company sponsored event you need to ensure you have addressed and communicated your own and your employees’ responsibilities.
As a work event, normal workplace policies apply as do behavioural standards and code of conduct. As per normal workplace behaviour any breaches of company policy could result in disciplinary action. Workplace Health & Safety management still applies at offsite work-related events so considering the health and safety of all attendees is important.
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