Case update (3): Employer’s liability – when the (Christmas) party’s over

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Summary:  Was employer vicariously liable for its managing director’s assault on an employee when drinking in a hotel bar after the company’s Christmas party? Yes, says the Court of Appeal in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited, available here. Facts:  Mr Major was the Managing Director of Northampton Recruitment Ltd, the employer. A Christmas party was…
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Christmas spirit(s)

It’s nearly Christmas time again and, without being a party pooper, the festivities can present some unique challenges for employers. So to get some help on managing these please read on. 1. Christmas Party The annual Christmas party is often the one opportunity each year employees have to come together in a social setting. For…
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Christmas spirit(s)

It’s nearly Christmas time again and, without being a party pooper, the festivities can present some unique challenges for employers. So to get some help on managing these please read on. Ok, we admit it, we included this piece in our December 2014 Newsletter! However, we have updated with some further presents of advice and…
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Blog: Spot the difference – Festive frolics and consistency in misconduct dismissals

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Once upon a time in the North Pole, Santa Co. Ltd. held a Christmas party at the Reindeer Racecourse and Mrs Claus from the HR department very carefully sat down all the little elves and told them they had to be on their best behaviour. All the little elves, who had worked hard for the…
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Christmas party time

It’s that time again when employers make that big decision – to party or not to party. Christmas parties have received bad press over recent years with many organisations avoiding it altogether. However, it is possible for employers and employees to enjoy an office party – with some party planning and, more boringly, simple risk…
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