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Alcohol Etiquette

Organisations should be sensitive to the needs of individuals and remove barriers where possible. For some people attending events where alcohol is served may cause a problem for them so when planning any social events during recruitment or employment be sure to take this into account.


This does not mean you cannot have assessment centres, or hold activities, in venues where alcohol is served but do avoid holding them in the proximity of any bar or restaurant area where there is alcohol served.


Remember this is not the individual being difficult – they may hold a religious belief that prevents them attending any event where alcohol is served.


If the individual has said that they need to avoid premises where alcohol is served, then first of all check out the venue. If there is a bar or restaurant area, check out where that is in relation to the planned event. Let the individual know the details, make sure they recognise you are supportive of their beliefs and make sure any arrangements are OK for them.


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