There is nothing wrong with fun in the workplace. It should be encouraged. There is also nothing wrong with a joke between colleagues, but, and at the risk of sounding like the (anti)fun police, as long as it is within reason, and sensible.
Unfortunately, and as Mr N found out, sometimes a joke can go too far, and that can have unpleasant results. A colleague of Mr N thought it would be fun to spray him with a chemical cleaning solution. They did so just as Mr N turned around and the spray went directly into his eyes.
Chemical sprays and eyes don’t tend to go too well together and the end result was damage and injury to Mr N’s eyes.
His employers are responsible for the actions of his colleague. Having put the claim to them, they have accepted that, which means Mr N will be compensated.
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