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CLIENT ALERT: From Hugfest to Slugfest: High Frequency Hugging Could Land You in Court


As an employer, must you prevent workplace hugs of affection? Yes, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which last week allowed a female correctional officer to move forward with a suit that her boss’ propensity to hug created a hostile work environment and caused her anxiety—even though she never told him that his hugs were unwelcome.

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