Contact us for a FREE appointment |

Companies may think twice about giving workers alcohol

A NizNik Behavioral Health surveyed 1,010 full-time employees who worked for companies that allowed them to drink in the office or at company events. Of those surveyed, 45 percent discouraged them from drinking at all. This is because Florida employers and others could be exposed to legal liability related to actions taken after employees consume alcohol. According to the survey, drinking was most likely to take place during holiday parties.

Roughly half of those who took part said that drinking with colleagues or supervisors was a good way to build relationships. However, 35 percent said that they did not like drinking with their coworkers. Of those individuals, about 30 percent said that they would prefer other perks including massages or being able to bring pets to work. Respondents often cited revealing personal secrets as one of the most common consequences of drinking with colleagues.

However, companies are also becoming aware of the consequences of sexual harassment at work. According to the 2018 Holiday Party Study, only 65 percent of employees wanted to hold a holiday party, which was the lowest since 2009. Furthermore, younger workers see offering employees alcohol as a negative when it comes to a company's culture. Therefore, offering beer or wine to workers may happen less often or not at all in the future.

Individuals in Boca Raton, Florida who believe that they have been sexually harassed at work might benefit from hiring legal counsel. Doing so may make it easier to determine the best course of action to hold an employer accountable for its actions. In sexual harassment cases, it may be possible to take a lawsuit to court as opposed to going through forced arbitration. However, it may first be necessary to file a sexual harassment charge with the EEOC.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • NELA
  • BCJA
  • Super Lawyers
email us for a response

Set Up A Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


Boca Raton Office
1675 S Military Trail
Suite 550
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Phone: 561-560-7388
Fax: 561-995-8103
Map & Directions

Boynton Beach Office
8794 Boynton Beach Blvd
Suite 221
Boynton Beach, FL 33472

Phone: 561-560-7388
Boynton Beach Law Office Map

Jupiter Office
2875 Jupiter Park Drive
Suite 800
Jupiter, FL 33458

Phone: 561-560-7388
Map & Directions

Review Us