Calling a man bald is sexual harassment, UK court says


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Calling a male partner bald is not a harmless jokebut can be considered sexual harassment. This is the unusual conclusion reached by a British employment court after the complaint by Tony Finn, a Yorkshire electrician who received derogatory comments about his baldness in his job.

The court, made up of a panel of three male judges who, according to The Guardian“they lamented their own lack of hair”, has ruled that the use of the word could be “inherently related to sex” and be subject to discrimination. Specifically, they have equated commenting on a man’s baldness with commenting on the size of a woman’s breasts.

According to British media, Tony Finn had been working as an electrician for almost 24 years at the British Bung Company, a small family business based in West Yorkshire. In May 2021 he was fired from him and decided to sue his former company for sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

After exposing that his boss, Jamie King, made comments about his baldness and even called him “stupid bald cunt”, which could be translated as “stupid bald cunt”, the sentence has concluded that Finn’s dismissal was inappropriate and, due to the verbal language used against him, he is entitled to receive financial compensation, which has not yet been allocated.

According to the Court, King’s comments are totally at odds with the appropriate “industrial language” of the workplace and were made with the intent to violate the dignity of the worker and “create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment”.


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