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.via wee hayley campbell, no relation.
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.