A recent case from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that hugging can create a hostile work environment and the case should proceed to trial. The case is Zetwich v. County of Yolo. For more on this case, please see this L.A. Times article: https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-hugging-9th-circuit-20170223-story.html.
This case will also be discussed during SHLC’s February 28th Webinar: Sexual Harassment and Bullying Prevention Training for California Managers. For more information, visit https://suttonhague.com/events.