I've been asked by my senior managers to look at the possibility of organising an employees children's Christmas party. We haven't had one of these before (I've worked here for 10 years). The usual Christmas celebrations are either organised departmentally or as a whole company (we alternate every year).
My main concern is if we hold a children's Christmas party, we are discriminating those employees who don't have children. Should we therefore offer these employees an alternative? The senior managers seem rather reluctant to do anything else for the employees but I am very concerned that we are being unfair and discriminating which will open up the opportunity of claims.
I'd be really interested to have some thoughts on these so that I can take them forward at our meeting. Thanks in advance.