Playing dress up

October 29, 2009
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Do law offices have Halloween parties? Lawyers don’t strike me as the type to have an office Halloween party, or even don a costume in the office, but I could be mistaken.

In case you do have an office Halloween party, whether it’s at your office or your significant others/friend’s/neighbor’s/etc., don’t dress up like David Letterman and start hitting on all the women at the party. It may be funny and topical, but you may open yourself up to discipline, or even a lawsuit.

Overdramatic? Yes, but possible, according to lawyers in a National Law Journal article about Halloween parties.

They warn against dressing up as someone who might get you in trouble at work – Letterman, a naughty nurse, politically incorrect characters.

I would think of all people, attorneys would be the most aware of trying not to have an offensive costume while at a work party. But there could be a few people who think because it’s a party, anything goes, or because it’s Halloween, they have a pass to wear a skirt that would never be office appropriate. That’s probably true for most people of any profession who attend their office parties.

Anyone having office Halloween parties this week or planning on dressing up in the office tomorrow?

And remember, have fun, but not so much fun that you’ll end up in the boss’ office the next day.
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