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    Harassing the Hairless

    Calling Men ‘Bald’ Counts as Sexual Harassment, UK Tribunal Rules



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    By Katharine Gemmell (Bloomberg)

    May 12, 2022, 9:13 PM GMT+7

    Calling a male colleague bald isn’t harmless banter but sexual harassment.

    That’s the conclusion of a British employment tribunal who ruled that using the word could be “inherently related to sex” and amount to a form of discrimination.

    The decision came in the case of electrician Tony Finn who sued a small Yorkshire-based family business, where he’d worked for nearly 24 years, for unfair dismissal and sexual harassment. He accused a colleague of calling him a “fat bald c---.”

    The all-male, three member tribunal panel agreed that Finn didn’t complain about the “industrial language” of the shop floor but the epithets relating to his age and hair.

    “It is difficult to conclude other than that” those words were spoken “with the purpose of violating the claimant’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for him,” the judgment said.
    Finn also succeeded in his claim for unfair dismissal.


    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Got to agree, bald is a discriminating word. Should be changed to egg-shell blonde or simply, slap-head

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    So the … erm … headline is misleading.

    Calling someone a ‘fat bald cnut’ was the problem, not just, or even mainly, the second word.

    Trash ‘story’.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    fat bald cnut
    Harassing the Hairless-img_1220-jpg

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    that dress isn't very flattering

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    that dress isn't very flattering
    Lipstick on a pig comes to mind.

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    for some reason it makes me think of

    Harassing the Hairless-adasdasd-jpg

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    Harassing the Hairless-download-jpg
    ...bald, but not harassed: a turkey vulture

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    It could have been worse.
    He could have been called a 4 eyed, bald ,fat cvnt!

    Compensation culture goes into overdrive.

    Should add lazy to that list of adjectives now.

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    One of the most cringe inducing things my demented mother would do was to zero in on some poor guy’s bald spot on the crown of his head and start chatting away about balding. Couldn’t stop her.

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    Story gave me a good laugh. What's the world coming too. The guy is Fat and Bald. I don't know if he was/is a cvnt, but crying about it made him one. Can't people speak the truth anymore...

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    The article says he won, but neglects to say how much

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    The article says he won, but neglects to say how much
    A months supply of Regaine and a yearly subscription to weight watchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    A months supply of Rogaine and a yearly subscription to weight watchers.
    ...that helps with the fat and bald parts, but I guess there's no cure for cvntery...

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    Mate was going bald so decided to clean shave.

    His kids really really did not like his "cancer cut" as they called it.

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