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Attend Holiday Party, Kiss Job Goodbye?

by Gerald Sauer

Office holiday parties are loads of fun. Workers let their hair down, engage in wild drinking and dancing, and perhaps end up in spontaneous hookups with coworkers. Let’s be honest: This has been going on for decades, but in years past nobody cared much about the playing around. These days, however, the holiday office party could turn into a legal minefield for corporate managers and executives.

Office flings do lead to long-term commitments — many people meet their life partners in the workplace — but in the post-#MeToo era companies large and small have begun…

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