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Gay hairdressers can legally be called "faggots" in France

Industrial tribunal in Paris rules the word is insulting but not discriminatory

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Gay hairdressers can legally be called "faggots" in France

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  • Stylist mistakenly received a text in which the word was used to refer to him
  • Brought an unfair dismissal claim
  • Plans to appeal the decision

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An employment tribunal in Paris has decided calling a male hairdresser a “faggot” is not homophobic.

The tribunal says this is “because hair salons regularly employ gay people”.

The case concerns a stylist who was sacked after not turning up for work due to sickness.

He launched a claim for unfair dismissal after the boss of the salon mistakenly sent him a text in which the word was used to refer to him.

The tribunal agreed the term used was insulting.

However, it decided it could not be considered discriminatory.

The employee, who wants to remain anonymous, was awarded 5,000 euros.

He plans to appeal the decision.

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