But the tribunal in Glasgow decided that being bald could not be regarded as an ''impairment''. Judge Robert Gallsaid, ''It seems to me to take the definition of impairment too far if baldness of itself is to be regarded as being an impairment.'' In such a case physical features such as a big nose, a big ear or being smaller than an average height might be regarded as an impairment, the Telegraph quoted as saying.
Mr Campbell, who taught at Denny High School, Stirlingshire, said he did his best to avoid corridors, claimed he left school late every day to ''avoid the kids''.
The teacher claimed that because the children were prepared to call him names to his face he was always concerned that they could also assault him.