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    Is holding hands at work place sexual harassment?

    One of the members of my team has come to me with a sexual harassment complaint against one of the team members. She says that her colleague thinks of ways to hold her hand and she does not like it. Our company policy does not say anything about holding hands. What i the correct way to deal with this problem?

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    Madhu M Array
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    Re: Is holding hands at work place sexual harassment?

    Hi ..I think holding hands is certainly a problem if that team member is doing it deliberately without the permission of the female employee..You cannot touch someone without their permission and that certainly is a form of sexual harassment if you do so..So it depends what is in the mind of that team member..And i am sure that if the lady feels that he is always trying to hold his hands by some means or the other then he is surely at fault and his mind is dirty..

    So you should not take it lightly and do something in this regards atleast for the integrity of your female employee..Call that male team member and the female as well to your office and ask him that if he is indulging in such a thing as complained to you by the lady..I am sure he will never admit it..But you tell him that you are on the lady's side and if anymore such complaint comes against him he will certainly be punished for the same..He should learn how to behave with the females and not take undue advantage of them..

    I am sure once you reprimand him he will not repeat such a thing again due to the fear of losing his job..And also the female will be saved from harassment..Thus your problem will be solved..Good luck friend

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    yogesh Array
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    Re: Is holding hands at work place sexual harassment?

    hello friendIt is very different matter about to right justice.Any person male or female has no right to taking any harassment gesture against opposite sex .Holding hand or touch is the a sexual harassment if it falls without permission of that person.You should adopt a very tidy rules for stooping these unusual behavior because this type action brings a lot of insecure thought in female employeesl's mind.if it solving by talking both employees then good if solution is not seeing or appearing by consulting then it can be take to court.so try to solve it. calmly.thanks u

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    Srishti Array
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    Re: Is holding hands at work place sexual harassment?

    hii,
    well this is a problem now, as your colleague is deliberatly doing this without her permission. if she is complaining about it then you must take strict actions before something else to happen. so just go for it

    Good luck

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