There are no statistics out there to prove this point, but the traditional office holiday party has to be among the top places where claims of sexual harassment and hostile work environment start.

Indeed, just a cursory look at some federal employment cases shows a common thread that run through each of them: alcohol-induced

This month, I’ve recapped some thoughts on the office holiday party in the United States (available here, here and here.)  But by and large, holiday parties in the United States are fairly tame — particularly when compared with our friends in Great Britain.  Whether that’s through litigation or tradition is a question for sociologists