13 May 2015 14:40:16 IST

Birthday celebrations in offices can go awry too

"What could possibly go wrong with recognizing someone’s birthday at work? Turns out, enough to make any self-respecting HR manager pay attention, says a report on the SHRM web site. The seemingly innocuous workplace birthday celebration has spawned lawsuits about age and religious discrimination, generated numerous questions on attorney-advice websites, and inspired lengthy discussions on social media. A recent question on the Society for Human Resource Management’s LinkedIn page about the best ways to celebrate employee birthdays elicited nearly 80 comments from HR professionals and company managers or owners," says Society for Human Resource Management. To go to the main article, click here