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…