December 10, 2018

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS… BUT BEWARE THE LEGAL PITFALLS!

Written by Nia Godsmark

With the festive season upon us, it’s a time of year that can sometimes result in at best, an embarrassing apology but at worst, a legal case in the New Year.

Without sounding too “bah-humbug”, we would like to draw your attention to some of the more common problems we are asked to help with along with some pieces of advice to help you prevent legal problems:

ALCOHOL
Don’t be tempted to drive, work or email under the influence of alcohol and if provoked into a confrontational situation, remember, it’s best to simply walk away.

XMAS PARTIES
In or outside the workplace, these are still classed as work time activities.
Behaviour before, during and after the party may not appear so funny in the cold light of a courtroom or employment tribunal.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Funny pictures, abusive messages, rude gestures… what goes online stays on your work record.

FAMILY
In-laws in town, deadlines to meet, parties to go to and a spouse topped up with too much festive cheer sometimes puts a strain on family life and too often, leads to a family breakdown and sometimes a divorce in the new year.

For all these issues, prevention is better than cure!

To safeguard you, your business and minimise risk, take early expert advice by contacting our team on 01792 450010 or email [email protected]

For those that do find themselves in need of legal advice however, put our number in your phone!