Just in time for the holiday office party season, the Denver Post takes a look at some potential pitfalls for the yearly company party. In an article titled “Libation and litigation,” business columnist Al Lewis describes some of the possible problems that happen when co-workers let loose.
Lewis quotes Denver lawyer Todd Fredrickson, who deals with issues arising from holiday parties each year.
Frederickson said one company he represents had its holiday party at an entertainment complex with arcade games. Two female employees crammed into a coin-operated photo booth and started flashing the camera.
“It was a ‘Girls Gone Wild’ scene in the photo booth,” said Frederickson. But when a disapproving co-worker complained to human resources, it became a potential legal issue. Particularly because, also that night, two other associates (male and female) were caught groping in the same photo booth.
In Frederickson’s esteemed professional opinion, employees “should not be using the photo booth as their own personal make-out booth.”
In my own, unprofessional opinion, they should at least shut the curtain.
Add these anecdotes to the long list of bad ideas people have when they come across a photobooth.