Get ready! Holiday season is just around the corner….. (sorry!) If your workplace currently has a policy that permits alcohol consumption during social events, such as Christmas parties and lunches/dinners with clients, you will need to update it to include (or exclude!) Cannabis.
Lawyers I have been speaking with recently are all recommending that to minimize the risk of “vicarious liability”, companies should revamp their policies so that only non-alcoholic beverages are served and no Cannabis products are permitted unless needed by prescription.
Vicarious liability occurs when an employee causes harm to property or persons not connected with their employer (third parties), and the employer is held liable for those damages in court.