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    Sensitive subject at work, looking for advice.

    Hi

    I'm looking for some advice regarding what's considered inappropriate physical contact at a learning centre.
    I don't want to give too many details off the bat but I'm hoping someone could advise of the legal standpoint and possible repercussions professionally for pursuing anything observed.

    Please inbox me if anyone could offer some insight.
    I can give more details but, as I'm sure is appreciated, the subject means I'm reluctant to post it in a public forum.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.


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    Post it on FB, hashtag metoo.

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    If you don't give details, how can anyone possibly help you?

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    Anything more than a handshake is inappropriate at the workplace. It is really that easy in my opinion.


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    Do you mean physical contact with your colleagues or with the students?

    If with colleagues, a handshake, or perhaps a pat on the back would be as far as it goes. I don't tend to be close with or socialise with colleagues so it may be different if you hang out as friends.

    If its your students, then it depends on the situation. I think it would be reasonable if you were to guide their hand to do some painting or handwriting.


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    Talk to your HR department instead of complaining on the internet.

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    On a scale of 1-Kevin Spacey, how inappropriate is the contact?


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    I have already, and not sure I was complaining, but cheers for showing me what an asshole you are WMDS

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    To clarify, for those giving sensible responses, it's regarding teacher/student contact (instigated by the teacher) and it has been reported (by at least three people that I know of).

    When I reported it myself, before I was aware of others, it was dismissed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NJM:
    To clarify, for those giving sensible responses, it's regarding teacher/student contact (instigated by the teacher) and it has been reported (by at least three people that I know of).

    When I reported it myself, before I was aware of others, it was dismissed.
    Well if its been reported by 3 or 4 people already, then i think you can assume the contact was inappropriate to reasonable people.

    If the learning centre takes it seriously, which it should before it is forced to, they should fire the teacher. There may then be legal issues depending on whether the contact becomes a criminal case pursued by the student/parents.
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