Serving Alcohol at Events: Employer Liability

Dec 16, 2013

If you are serving alcohol at an office party on your premises, you should take certain precautions. Your organization may be held liable for damages an intoxicated employee causes after leaving the party. You can read more about how to avoid alcohol at work-related incidents here.

When you are serving alcohol at your company event, here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

–          tell employees in advance that you will be serving alcohol; they should not drink at the party and drive

–          provide taxi chits to all employees who attend the party, or arrange for designated drivers

–          limit the number of drinks provided to each person

–          do not have an open or self-serve bar

–          hire professionally trained servers and specifically direct them to stop serving alcohol to intoxicated people

For more information about how to navigate workplace complaints, please read our other blog, and please feel free to contact us at 1-800- 640-1728 or at [email protected]

k

Recent Posts

Toronto Office

702 - 2 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

Barrie Office

277 - 92 Caplan Avenue,
Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

Collingwood Office

220 - 1 First Street
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 1A1

Contact

Phone

+1 (888) 640-1728

Fax

(866) 883-8445

Email

[email protected]

Toronto Office

702 - 2 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M4W 3E2

Barrie Office

277 - 92 Caplan Avenue, Barrie ON L4N 9J2

Collingwood Office

220 - 1 First Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A1

Translate

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!