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FRISKY FRIDAY FAIRNESS: Judge Rules That Calling Men ‘Bald’ Is Sexual Harassment

A panel of judges in Sheffield, UK, have ruled that calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment.
The Telegraph reports the three judges who oversee the North Yorkshire tribunal suffered from hair loss themselves and concluded the using the word “bald” to describe someone is a form of discrimination.
The Telegraph notes that the judges moaned about their own baldness, during the hearing; and that their ruling suggests that commenting on a man’s baldness at work is the same as remarking on the size of a woman’s chest.
The ruling comes from a case brought by electrician Tony Finn, who was fired from the British Bung (Yes, really!) Company in May 2021, after nearly 24 years on the job.  Finn had claimed he was sexually harassed in 2019, when a factory supervisor called him a “bald c***.”
Finn told the court he “feared for his personal safety” after the incident.  And he wasn’t a fan of having his personal appearance criticized.
The tribunal said in part, “The tribunal therefore determines that by referring to the claimant as a ‘bald c***,’ Mr. King’s conduct was a violation of the claimant’s dignity, it created an intimidating environment for him, it was done for that purpose, and it related to the claimant’s sex.”



  • A group of three balding judges in the UK recently ruled that calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment—the equivalent of commenting on the size of a woman’s chest

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