Work Related Social Events Policy

Work-Related Social Events Policy

EMP.POL.04

This Work-Related Social Events Policy reminds employees of what their employers expect of them and that their behaviour at social events may have serious consequences. 

A work-related social event, like a Christmas party, is effectively an extension of the workplace and so an employer is likely to be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees. An employer will have a defence to a claim of vicarious liability if they can show that they took such steps as were ‘reasonably practicable’ to prevent the employee doing the act. A Work-Related Social Events Policy could be of assistance to employers in this regard.

The Work-Related Social Events Policy covers:

• Alcohol use;

• Illegal drugs;

• Not drinking and driving;

• Not tolerating improper conduct and unacceptable behaviour; and

• Employees not bringing the Company’s name into disrepute.

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