The vast majority of men will experience some degree of hair loss at some point in their lives. However you wouldn’t usually expect to be turned down for a job because of a lack of luscious locks, would you?
It turns out; certain professions view having hair as a necessity. So what kind profession would be so hard on the bald population – male models, TV presenters?
How about the coppers? The Police Service of Northern Ireland have got themselves in hot water after rejecting a candidate from the recruitment process due to him being unable to submit a hair sample for drugs testing.
After taking his case to the high court, the Service back-tracked, saying that they would re-instate the candidate and amend its application process to facilitate analysis of DNA from other sources.
So, is this a victory for baldys everywhere? Or is it a sign of things to come? Whatever the future holds for discrimination claims, let’s hope that common sense wins out. Fairness goes far beyond skin colour, gender or ethnicity. In my experience, a diverse and fairly treated workforce is a more constructive one; whether you have flowing locks like Farrah Fawcett or an alfresco noggin like Harry Hill.
Besides, to quote my father: “I’m not bald, I’m follically challenged”