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Croikey! Aussie sues employers for racial slurs

BY Fiona McBeath
Employment law
BG Purple

An Australian council worker has quit his job and taken his former employers to court claiming that he was racially abused by co-workers because of his nationality.

Geoff Stevens, who has lived in the UK for 27 years, claimed he was subject to daily racial abuse when colleagues would routinely ask him to “throw another shrimp on the barbie” and enquire after his “girlfriend” Sheila. Mr Stevens claims the jokes and “g’day mate” greetings caused him to become severely depressed and forced him to quit.

Unfortunately for Mr Stevens, his HR claim was thrown out by an employment tribunal. However, undeterred by the judgment of that kangaroo court, Mr Stevens now intends to take his fight to the European Court of Human Rights. Strewth!

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