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A British labor court has ruled that calling a man bald is sexual harassment. The judge relied on two issues: The prevalence of hair loss among men is higher than among women, hence commenting on a man’s baldness in the workplace is equivalent to commenting on a woman’s breast size.
The victor in the case is electrician Tony Finn.who was fired in May last year from British company Bung after working there for nearly 24 years. It was not a peaceful exit.The company has filed in court regarding an incident with plant supervisor Jimmy King.
In July 2019, Finn claimed that during an argument with King, The supervisor referred to himself as “bald***”. Finn’s annoyance was not due to the language used – “which was common” at the West Yorkshire factory, as the judge put it – but by the reference to physical appearance.
It’s hard to conclude that Mister Qing uttered these words with the intent of violating dignity [de Finn] And Creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, humiliating or abusive environment for the workerThe court considered, Quote by The Guardian. “Qing’s intention was to threaten [Finn] insulted him. There is a link between the word “bald” on the one hand and the gender-related trait on the other.”
At the trial, the judge agreed with a British Bung lawyer when he stated that both men and women can be bald. “However, All three members of the court can also guaranteeBaldness is more common in men than in women.
in another meaning, King’s comment was “intended to harm the plaintiff by commenting on his appearance, which is what [tem uma característica] Mostly found in men. Finn’s compensation will be determined when further due diligence is scheduled.
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