A panel of judges in Sheffield England has ruled that calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment.
Each of the three judges overseeing the North Yorkshire tribunal themselves suffered from hair loss and concluded using the word ‘bald’ to describe someone is a form of discrimination.
One of the judges pointed to the fact that baldness is more prevalent among men than women, making it a form of prejudice.
According to The Telegraph, the judges also moaned about their own baldness during the hearing, which, the paper points out, basically suggests commenting on a man's baldness at work is the same as remarking on the size of a woman's breasts.
The judges decided on the ruling during a case brought by electrician Tony Finn, who was fired from the British Bung Company in May last year after almost 24 years on the job.
Finn, who will now be compensated, took the Yorkshire-based company to a tribunal, claiming he had been the victim of sexual harassment.
Finn cited an incident that took place in 2019 with factory supervisor Jamie King, claiming that King’s remarks about his appearance ‘crossed the line'.
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