Handshakes could be banned at work to avoid sexual harassment 'grey area'

Handshakes may be banned at work to avoid sexual harassment "grey area."

Handshakes could be banned at work to avoid sexual harassment 'grey area'

Handshakes may be banned at work to avoid sexual harassment "grey area."

Employment expert Kate Palmer told The Metro: "Some employers may put a complete ban on physical contact.

"Whether that's going too far or not is a question I would pose, because it's contextual. Does shaking someone's hand go too far?

"They may just say 'no contact at all' because there's no grey area."

According to a recent survey of 2,000 adults on Totaljobs, three out of four were keen for there to be a complete physical contact ban when at work.

Kate warned: "The workplace does extend outside the office. The classic example is the Christmas night out. We get a lot of queries about how to control staff behaviour at events."

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