‘Tis the season for festivities and merriment but for employers, organizing holiday parties comes with a set of legal considerations. While the goal of these work get-togethers is to foster a joyful atmosphere, it is crucial to be aware of potential liabilities associated with holiday parties, or any employer-organized events.
About Taylor Holland
Taylor Holland (She/Her/Hers) is a senior associate in the Employment and Labour group at Dentons. Taylor provides strategic advice to employers in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Taylor has experience with wrongful and constructive dismissal actions, grievance arbitrations, unfair labour practice complaints, fiduciary and restrictive covenant disputes, determination applications, human rights complaints, employment standards complaints and appeals, Canada Labour Code complaints, defamation actions, and privacy complaints. She also assists employers with the preparation and drafting of workplace policies, procedures, and agreements. In addition, Taylor maintains an education practice primarily focused on human rights matters. Taylor has advocated on behalf of clients before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, Alberta Court of Appeal, and various other forums including arbitration hearings and the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
About Jenny Wang
Jenny Wang (She/Her/Hers) is an associate in Dentons’ Employment and Labour and Intellectual Property and Technology practice groups and she can provide service to clients who speak mandarin (普通话). Based in Edmonton, her developing practice includes advising clients in relation to a broad range of employment and labour matters such as employment litigation (including wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims), human rights complaints, and union grievances. Among other matters, Jenny’s intellectual property practice encompasses the trademarks process and any accompanying litigation.