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Am I responsible for employees behaving badly at the Holiday Party?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

December 5, 2019

 

Question:

Hi Jennifer, 

Am I responsibel for employees behaving badly at the Holiday Party?

Thanks, Dr. L

Answer:
 
Yes.  In particular, if this bad behavior is interpreted by any employees as sexual harassment, you are 100% responsible to address any bad behavior as employer. To avoid liability in a number of potential liability prone spheres, you must address any incident immediately, including but not limited to, an injured person or employee alleging harassment.  An incident report should be documented immediately by any witnesses and the steps to address also documented.  A holiday party is Company time. Please celebrate responsibly.  


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Am I responsible for employees behaving badly at the Holiday Party?-December 5, 2019-Jennifer Kirschenbaum

Article

Am I responsible for employees behaving badly at the Holiday Party?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

December 5, 2019

 

Question:

Hi Jennifer, 

Am I responsibel for employees behaving badly at the Holiday Party?

Thanks, Dr. L

Answer:
 
Yes.  In particular, if this bad behavior is interpreted by any employees as sexual harassment, you are 100% responsible to address any bad behavior as employer. To avoid liability in a number of potential liability prone spheres, you must address any incident immediately, including but not limited to, an injured person or employee alleging harassment.  An incident report should be documented immediately by any witnesses and the steps to address also documented.  A holiday party is Company time. Please celebrate responsibly.  


Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!