The UK is close to banning all office Christmas parties for two main reasons.
1) To not give offence to non-Christians–employees can display Christmas decorations as long as they are secular and not overtly religious.
2) Many bosses have been or may be in the position to be sued and or legally responsible for the actions and injuries of inebriated employees after such parties.
Companies “have a “duty of care” to inebriated staff, and that they could end up on the wrong side of the law if they don’t make sure that those employees get home safely, or if their employees get hurt while stumbling out of the party drunk, falling over in the street, or getting knocked down, reports the Daily Mail.”
Yup. Boycott the UK. No wonder we rebelled. Everyone has the right to injure themselves while inebriated while celebrating an overtly religious holiday in public.