Michael Schmidt, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with Law360 about how the #MeToo movement has impacted work holiday parties. Michael said employers are at a minimum more conscious about what is being served and what behavior is being promoted while adding that some companies have eschewed holiday parties all together. “I think it’s fair to say that companies are definitely questioning both the need for holiday parties this year and how they go about doing [them] this year because of the #MeToo movement and everything that’s gone on the past year in the sexual harassment area,” Schmidt said. “Certainly, I know companies [that] have either not gone ahead with holiday parties at all this year or if they have they’ve dialed them back a little bit.”
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