ENGLISH JUDGES GO THERE, DECLARE CALLING A MAN BALD IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
This kind of legal wrangling and ruling is enough to make you want to tear out your hair. And for me, that’s a problem, because I’m bald. Well, practically so. I’m at peace with it, as not having hair to take care of or have to style is pretty convenient. Roll out of bed, run your hands across your head and you’re done. You get used to it. You also get used to your friends calling you bald. Because, well, you are. They likely are soon to be, too. Whatever, right? No big deal. But not so fast, says English judges! They issued a ruling saying that calling a man bald is sexual harassment!
FIRED MAN TOOK COMPANY TO COURT FOR BALD COMMENT, JUDGES HAIR HIS COMPLAINTS
So to put it baldly, this is not a joke. Because of this, calling a man bald is pretty much the equivalent of commenting on a woman’s breasts. But what kind of boob does that, anyway? Well, besides at least one recent American President, that is. Anyway, the ruling is the result of electrician Tony Finn. His male supervisor called him a “bald cunt” at work. Oddly, being called a cunt didn’t bother thick skinned(?) Tony at all. But bald? That’s a bald cat too far! That’s sexual harassment! But there is, of course, more to this story.
3 BALD JUDGES SET LEGAL PRECEDENT ONLY THE MAD HATTER WOULD LOVE
The West Yorkshire-based British Bung Company where Finn worked for 24 years fired him in May of 2021. So he took them to court, claiming a host of grievances including sexual harassment. And he won! He will be receiving an undisclosed amount of money for sexual harassment via being called bald. By a man. But even better? The three judges on the tribunal making the ruling are all….. bald! Recusal, anyone? Nope, not in England! But somehow, the judges literally related a connection to being bald and sex. In their ruling, they wrote, “We find it to be inherently related to sex.”
Uh, no. Not if you’re not Yul Brynner or Telly Savalas. Or The Rock. I’m pretty sure their being bald had a LOT to do with sex.