Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Avoid the pitfalls of holiday office parties


Throwing an office holiday party can be a welcome time to boost employee morale, but be mindful of the legal pitfalls that can lurk in the holiday cheer. From the punch bowl to the dance floor, liabilities exist for you as a federal supervisor, even if the event is held outside the workplace and the workday. Take precautions to prevent harassment at your party. Work with your agency’s human resources department to ensure that all employees are well versed in your agency’s anti-harassment policies before the party occurs. The key for you as a supervisor is to know that your…