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."