PwC lawsuit prompts reconsideration of after-hour work events

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The U.K. arm of Big Four audit firm PwC is being sued by one of its employees for more than 200,000 pounds (U.S. $234,000) after he injured himself at a post-work drink event in 2019.

Michael Brockie, 28, has filed a personal injury claim against the auditor after he lost half his skull in a round of “pub golf,” where he and others were encouraged to down a drink at each of the nine bars they visited. Those to drink quickest got the most points, according to multiple reports, including the Financial Times.

The audit firm is not the only employer whose “team-bonding” efforts have proven problematic.

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