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“Disgusting” office harassment: Ted Baker allegedly breaks the fantasy for fashion industry

“Disgusting” office harassment: Ted Baker allegedly breaks the fantasy for fashion industry

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Staff working for the fashion brand, Ted Baker, have called an online petition to end the alleged harassment by the chief executive, Ray Kelvin, 62.  They argue that inappropriate behaviours such as “forced hugging” have become the workplace culture and human resources office left the harassment unchallenged.  The petition has been signed by more than 2,500 people, and everyone can sign it freely even if they work for other companies. As a result of that, shares in Ted Baker hit three-year low, falling almost 15 per cent by noon today.  “The owner regularly makes sexual innuendos at staff,” the petition claimed.  In response to this, the company said that “Ray greets many people he meets with a hug” and the practice was “absolutely not insisted upon.”  Ted Baker also add