April 26, 2019

Handshakes could be banned in British offices

Daily Mail, UK - Handshakes could be banned in the [British] workplace to avoid confusion about what kind of physical contact is appropriate.

Employers may want to ban all touching to avoid expensive sexual harassment claims, according to an HR professional.

Kate Palmer, associate director of advisory at HR consultancy Peninsula, told Metro.co.uk: ‘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? A survey of 2,000 adults by jobs website Totaljobs found that three out of four people wanted a blanket ban imposed on physical contact in the workplace

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