Holiday parties are a great chance for employees and other guests to come together, reflect on the year’s accomplishments and bond as a team. The primary goal of any party is for guests to enjoy themselves, but careful planning is required to create an environment that ensures safety as well as fun. Due to their infrequent nature, the liability risks of company-sponsored parties are often overlooked. Concerns such as liquor consumption, premises safety and security, discrimination and food borne illness are a few of the many issues that need to be addressed to help prevent over-indulgence, injuries or even harassment. Not only could the pleasant atmosphere be ruined in a hurry, your bank could find itself liable. To ensure the well-being of all who attend, it's important to be aware of any potential liability concerns your bank may face if the event doesn't go exactly as planned.