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Case 104 - Office staff told they cannot have Christmas decorations for 'health and safety reasons'

Issue

An office has told staff that they cannot have Christmas decorations around their screens or desks for 'health and safety reasons'.

Panel decision

In the Health and safety Executive, we had tinsel all around our desks and our computer screens and we had a real Christmas tree. There are absolutely no health or safety reasons at all why you can't do that.

2013-01-09