Wednesday, 16 April 2008

bald teacher loses disabled claim

A retired schoolteacher who claimed he was a victim of disability discrimination because he is bald has lost his claim. James Campbell, 61, formerly an art teacher at Denny High School in Stirlingshire, took Falkirk Council to an employment tribunal over the issue.
Tribunal judge Robert Gall said that because Mr Campbell's baldness was used by others to taunt him, it did not mean it was a disability. He said: "It seems to me to take the definition of impairment too far. If baldness was to be regarded as an impairment then perhaps a physical feature such as a big nose, big ears might of themselves be regarded as an impairment under the DDA.
via wee hayley campbell, no relation.

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Blogger Hayley said...

It's like something from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.

'They don't deserve candy and I don't deserve this: "Bald Asshole"? That's a hate crime!'

17 April 2008 3:17:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

Hmmm, Im slightly confused... is Hayley Campbell no relation? Oh well, lose a daughter, gain a whinging bald cousin.

I have anosmia, which means I can't smell, but I found it hard to believe there is an organisation out there trying to get anosmia recognised as a disability so that they can claim a disability pension. Some people will throw out any dignity they have to get what they think of as free money.

Some people like me...

17 April 2008 6:55:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous John C said...

He should have taken a tip from Elijah and asked god to send some she-bears to rip the brats to pieces.

I have no stereoscopic vision so I'm thinking of suing all the makers of these 3D films that keep being announced. And the makers of View-Master.... Took me years to figure out what the big deal with that was.

17 April 2008 7:42:00 am GMT-5  

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