Staff at top fashion brand Ted Baker are demanding the end of a ‘forced hugging’ culture at their workplace - BBC reports.
A petition, launched by an employee, accuses the firm’s Founder and Boss Ray Kelvin of inappropriate comments and behaviour. As well as unwelcome hugs, he is accused of using sexual innuendo and asking young female members of staff to sit on his knee, cuddle him, or let him massage their ears.
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