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Calling a man 'bald' is sexual harassment, rules a three-bench Judge.

A three-bench Judge in Sheffield, United Kingdom has ruled that calling a man 'bald' is sexual harassment.

The three Judges who seem to have suffered from hair loss too, came to a conclusion that referring to a man as bald will follow a conviction for sexual harassment especially at workplaces. 

The judges claim that commenting on a man's 'baldness' is the same as remarking on the size of a woman's breasts reiterating to the fact that hair loss is more common to men as opposed to women, which is a biological abnormality and should not be used against any male individual.

This ruling came in during a case brought forward by electrician Tony Finn who was laid off from the British Bung Company in May 2021 after working for the company for 24 years.

Finn claimed that he is a victim of sexual harassment citing on an incident that occurred in 2019 with his supervisor Jamie King, who he claims that King's remarks about his appearance "Crossed the Line."

The lead judge Jonathan Brain, after listening to a couple of testimonials from the witnesses, decided that King's comments were not just taken as insults but they were harassment. 

The tribunal stated that they had little doubt that being referred to in that pejorative manner was unwanted conduct as far as Mr. Finn was concerned. "In our judgement, there is a connection between the word 'bald' on one hand and the protected characteristics of sex on the other. We find it to be inherently related to sex," they said

"The tribunal therefore, determines that by referring to the claimant as 'bald c**f', Mr. King's conduct was a violation of the claimants dignity. It created an intimidating event for him. It was done for that purpose and related to the claimant's sex," they added

Following the decree, Finn will now be compensated for wrongful and unfair dismissal of sexual harassment though the claimant lost an additional claim for age discrimination after the three-bench judge ruled that King did not refer to him using his age.

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