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Many workers look forward to closing out the year at an office party. But what happens when an office party mishap results in a serious injury?

A Utah man was recently hospitalized following an egg nog chugging contest at his office holiday party, reports The Associated Press. The man reportedly downed an entire quart of non-alcoholic eggnog in 12 seconds. In the process, however, the man inhaled a portion of the egg nog and suffered a lung infection. The infection required three days of hospitalization.

What are the legal options for those injured at an office party?

You should strive to be in your best shape when applying for a new job, but potential employers can't just write you off for past injuries.

Case in point: A patrol officer applicant named Russell Holt sued BNSF Railway Co. after the Texas-based company yanked his job offer when Holt disclosed a prior back injury. The EEOC has now filed a lawsuit on Holt's behalf, claiming that BNSF discriminated against him on the basis of a disability.

Can you sue when you've been denied a job based on past injuries?

Ex-Tinder VP Whitney Wolfe is suing the dating-app company for sexual harassment, largely stemming from alleged mistreatment by co-founder Justin Mateen.

According to Reuters, Wolfe's sexual harassment suit has named IAC/InterActiveCorp, Tinder, and Match.com as defendants, alleging that executives removed her title as a co-founder because of her gender. Tinder is a popular dating app that attempts to romantically link users via their mobile devices.

What are Wolfe's sexual harassment claims against Tinder?