We all enjoy a party and as often is the case its not long before the alcohol is flowing. However people are being warned to remember that what happens on a works Christmas do doesn’t stay on a works Christmas do.
Speaking to The Daily Record, Priya Cunningham, a specialist employment lawyer at Watermans Solicitors, said: “The employer needs to bear in mind reputational damage to their business when considering an employee’s conduct on a night out.
“Bosses are also vicariously liable for their employees’ actions. If an employee assaults someone on a night out, leaving them with a life changing injury – such as brain damage – the employer may also be liable for their actions.
“It’s important to get advice from our employment law specialist if you’re facing the sack after your Christmas work do.”
So, while there’s no harm in having a drink, if you act out and get into a fight, start sexually harassing someone or commit another crime you could very likely lose your job.
You could also face the sack if you end up committing a serious health and safety breach while at your work do.