Probably one of the worst nightmares for a manager in charge of the office Halloween party is waking up the next day thinking, "Did that really happen? I am SO going to get fired!'"

One of the most popular U.S. holidays of the year can sometimes get pretty wild and crazy, but it's probably not a smart idea to have a raucous party at the workplace--particularly if important meetings with top-notch clients are still on the agenda.

Moreover, the #MeToo movement has--or should have--employers taking a close look at what passes for acceptable costumes in the office.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.