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Shamed for balding? Experts dissect how it hampers mental health and workplace dynamics

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Updated on: 24 February,2023 01:26 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

Recently, a UK man, who was forced to quit his job for being ‘bald’, won Rs 70 lakh in damages after he sued his firm for workplace discrimination. While it ended in favour of the man, it brings to light a much larger issue of bald-shaming that many men face daily but goes unnoticed as a ‘casual remark’

Shamed for balding? Experts dissect how it hampers mental health and workplace dynamics

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When Bandra-based Malcolm Fernandes started turning bald six years ago, he didn’t see much of a problem, but it was people around him who would constantly feel the need to remind him of being bald. “Aunties keep giving me tips on how to grow hair as they feel I am ashamed of being bald,” laughs Fernandes, who is one of the rare few who has always been confident about his appearance.

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