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Bank rejects man who sounds like woman

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by fLIP, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    A MAN with a feminine-sounding voice is considering legal action for sex discrimination and inconvenience after bank staff repeatedly blocked his telebanking account because they thought he was a woman.

    Graham O'Brien - a lecturer with a high-pitched voice - was marked as a "suspect customer" by Halifax Bank after he called to check whether his salary had been paid, Metro.co.uk reported.

    He was told he had to visit a local branch in Manchester to prove that he was a man.

    Staff reinstated his account, but then made the same mistake again four days after.

    Mr O'Brien, 29, said the experience had left him feeling "humiliated and alienated".

    'I have had a letter from my local branch apologising but I have made an official complaint and intend to take it further," he said.
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 / 7
    Legal action? He just needs to grow some balls ;)
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +17 / 0
    Yet another reference ot seinfeld...

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