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Why Myer could be leading the death of the work Christmas party

Myer has reportedly banned staff Christmas parties in December, telling its workers they must postpone any festive season celebrations until January.

It’s understood the department store wants staff to concentrate on customers in the lead-up to the busy Christmas period.

Libby Sander, organisational behaviour expert at Bond Business School, says the #MeToo movement has changed employers approach to work parties.

“Any time you get employees together you have a duty of care, whether or not there’s alcohol.

“So many employees are quite nervous about Christmas parties now.”

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