We round up our resources that will help employers avoid problems at the work party and manage other issues that can arise during the festive season. Our resources include research on employers' arrangements for work, rest and celebrations over the Christmas and New Year period.
Updated to include information on the Court of Appeal decision in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd on vicarious liability for a managing director's "brutal assault" of an employee.
XpertHR research looks at employers' arrangements for work, rest and celebrations over the Christmas period.
A recruitment agency has been held vicariously liable for the actions of its managing director after he punched someone and caused them brain damage at a Christmas party.
The headlines are being dominated by "gig economy" employment status cases, but there are plenty of other important employment law cases coming up. We discuss the potential implications for employers of forthcoming rulings on whistleblowing, data protection, restrictive covenants, covert CCTV and violence at work-related social events.
XpertHR's latest research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that employers will spend an average of £27,000 on celebrations during the 2016/2017 holiday period.
On this week's XpertHR weekly, we consider disciplinary issues around conduct and attendance arising from work-related social events.
This case serves as a reminder to employers of the risks that can accompany Christmas parties, although the company in this case navigated the issues admirably.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to behaviour at work-related events.