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UK Tribunal: Calling Men Bald Amounts To Sexual Harassment

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Electrician brought case against employers

Calling a man "bald" as an insult amounts to sexual harassment.

That's according to landmark judgement in the UK, after an electrician brought a case against his employers.

The Telegraph reports a panel of "balding" judges on an employment tribunal found that because men are more likely to lose their hair than women, using that term to describe someone is a form of discrimination.

Following the hearing, the electrician was quoted as saying he hoped his win would help "stop other men being insulted and verbally attacked because they are bald".

Columnist and British Conservative MP, Matthew Parris, says ageing men are among the only group still allowed to be ridiculed:

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