Source shares Christmas party workplace behaviour template

| December 13, 2019

If your business is having a Christmas Party its important for your employees to understand appropriate behaviour.  For any businesses who would like to send a communication to their employees about appropriate behaviour at an upcoming Christmas party, our team at Source have put together a template you can use.

Christmas party communication

Christmas functions – appropriate workplace behaviour

Dear staff,

As you are aware the Christmas Party is being held at <venue> on <date> from <commencement time>.

This is a time for us to celebrate the festive season by enjoying some social time together. We want everyone to feel comfortable, have a great time and get home safely. With this in mind, it is timely that we remind everyone of a few points.

General behaviour

As this is a work function, an appropriate standard of conduct is expected, and the company’s <insert names of applicable policies e.g. Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Code of Conduct>apply fully at the event. Please familiarise yourself with these policies and ensure you fully understand your obligations under each of them. These policies can be accessed at <weblink or file location>.


If you are planning to drink alcohol, please ensure that you drink responsibly, be respectful to others and pre-arrange safe transport home. The company reserves the right to require the venue to refuse service of alcohol to any member of staff who is, in the company’s view, behaving inappropriately. If applicable: Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with our <Drug and Alcohol Policy> which is available at <weblink or file location>.


If you take photos on the night, please ensure you have permission from those in the photos before uploading them onto social media. If applicable: Please also ensure that you familiarise yourself with our <Social Media Policy> before uploading any photos, which is available at <weblink or file location>.

Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about the above, or have any issues on the night, please talk to <contact person>.

We trust everyone will accept this communication in the right spirit, by appreciating that the company is committed to ensuring your safety and wellbeing. I look forward to celebrating a wonderful year of achievements with you all.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful and safe festive season.


Kind regards,