Calling a man 'bald' is considered sexual harassment, tribunal rules

By Lucy Thornton

The ruling comes in a case between a veteran electrician and his employers. Tony Finn, 64, claimed he had been a victim of sexual harassment when his colleague said he was a ‘bald c***’

Tony Finn, 64, claimed he had been a victim of sexual harassment when his manufacturing firm colleague said he was a “bald c***”.

The panel sitting at Sheffield agreed and compared it to when someone mentions a woman’s breasts.

The ruling – made by a panel of three men who pointed out their own lack of hair – comes in a case between a veteran electrician and his employers.

Mr Finn was fired in May last year from the West Yorkshire-based British Bung Company where he had worked for 24 years and had an “unblemished record”.

In a statement Mr Finn told the tribunal about several incidents in which the term was used and he was fearful of violence. His colleague denied using the term and said: “I did not threaten Tony.”

The tribunal heard Mr Finn wrote a statement with his police officer son on official police paper.

When this was handed to his bosses at the…

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