Ted Baker boss alleged to have pushed worker in wedding row

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Ray Kelvin, who refuses to have his whole face photographed, has been accusedby staff of “forced hugging”, making “sexual innuendos” and “stroking people’s necks” Ray Kelvin, who refuses to have his whole face photographed, has been accusedby staff of “forced hugging”, making “sexual innuendos” and “stroking people’s necks”NEIL HALL/REUTERS

The founder of Ted Baker allegedly pushed an employee against a wall in a row because he was not invited to the staff member’s wedding.

Ray Kelvin is then alleged to have reached a compromise agreement and to have paid a sum of money to the employee when he subsequently left the business after the bust-up.

It is the latest allegation to be made against the entrepreneur, who has been accused in a petition by staff of “forced hugging”, making “sexual innuendos” and “stroking people’s necks”.

Ted Baker was founded by Mr Kelvin, 62, its chief executive, who owns about 35 per cent of the chain. He has led its expansion from a shop in Glasgow in 1987 into a worldwide group with retail, wholesale…

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