Office Holiday Parties can be a great opportunity to celebrate a year of hard work with your co-workers. Maybe your company is footing the bill for a nice dinner and drinks or a full-fledged party with an open bar and dancing.

Everyone loves a good party, but you must remember that on Monday, you still work with those people, in a professional environment. Of course, your company wants you to have a good time, but there are limits to everything (and social media is forever).

If your company sends out a pre-party warning email, read it. That type of correspondence is likely sent because someone had a little too much fun in the past. No boss wants to have to issue a reprimand or worse, terminate you because of actions at the holiday party.

A recent Forbes poll showed that sixteen percent (16%) of employees know someone who has been terminated due to their behavior at a company party. Some common issues involve sexual harassment complaints, disgruntled employees getting into fights, and inappropriate remarks to co-workers. Today, many of these occurrences will instantly show up on social media and no company wants the world to see irresponsible behavior from an employee.

Have fun, dance crazy, bring a silly present for the gift swap, have a few drinks and eat too many desserts but do not cross any lines that will have Human Resources knocking on your office door!

Happy Holidays!

Attorney Marquie Young

Marquie Young is an Associate Attorney in Humble Law LLC’s Nashville office. Marquie can be reached via email at or by phone at 615-800-3041.

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