Office Holiday Parties On Decline--Is It Due To #MeToo Movement?

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- That time-honored tradition of the holiday office party appears to be on the decline. Andy Challenger of executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, Inc., said times are changing.

"Surprisingly, only 65 percent of companies that we surveyed are planning to have a holiday party this year," he said.

Challenger said that, while the economic conditions may be right for a workplace shindig, social conditions aren't.

"Certainly, companies are worried about potential lawsuits stemming from inappropriate behavior that happens, typically, at holiday parties when it's after-hours, when there's alcohol flowing," he said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

 

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