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Monday, December 20, 2004

Courting Christmas...or
The photocopy machine is not for group photos

Do the soda thing...and keep your hands in your pockets...

Cain v. Korum Ford (1996) 80 Wash. App. 877 (one unwelcome kiss at holiday party insufficient to establish a hostile work environment).

Marshall v. Cascade Utilities Inc., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 26280 (9th Cir. 1999), that plaintiff’s co-worker grabbed plaintiff’s buttocks during a Christmas party and had engaged in several previous incidents of standing too close to her or brushing against her.

Radke v. Everett, 56 FEP Cases (BNA) 923 (Mich. App. 1991) (single incident can be enough to support sexual harassment claim

McCarty v. Workmen’s Comp. Appeals Bd. (1974) 12 Cal. 3d 677 (wife of deceased employee could seek workers’ compensation for death of employee who attended his employer’s Christmas party, became intoxicated, collided with a railroad signal pole on the way home, and was killed).

Brockett v. Kitchen Boyd Motor Co. (1968) 264 Cal. App. 2d 69 (employer held liable for injuries to a third party where employer escorted obviously intoxicated employee to his car and instructed him to drive home).

Moshe Marc Cohen v. National Provident filed suit on a host of issues inclusive of the failure of his employer to serve kosher food at the holiday party.

Carroll Air Systems v. Greenbaum, a 1993 opinion from Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal, held an employer vicariously liable for the death of a third party hit by an employee driving home drunk from a professional association meeting.

Bardy v. Walt Disney World Co., the 5th District Court of Appeal ruled that employers are responsible for keeping their employees from driving if they become drunk at a work-related function

Rogers v. Carmike Cinemas Inc., the plaintiff alleged that her boss continually sexually harassed her and ultimately exposed himself to her at the holiday party.

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