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Case 407 - Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at staff Christmas night out (offsite)

Issue

Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety.

Panel opinion

While the employer may have a proper concern to discourage staff from overdoing it where it is funding a night out, claiming health and safety legislation as the reason for its refusal to fund Christmas party drinks on a staff night out is incorrect.

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2016-12-29