Fenland Council relationship policy plan thrown out

A council in Cambridgeshire has thrown out plans for a "relationships at work" policy which warned staff against intimacy in the workplace.

Fenland District Council had put forward a scheme under which "intimate behaviour" during work time would be deemed unacceptable.

Any breach of the proposed policy could have been classed as gross misconduct and resulted in disciplinary action.

At a meeting on Monday council members unanimously rejected the idea.

One councillor said the plan had come from a "database of daft ideas", and another said publicity about the plan had turned the council into a "laughing stock".

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