Australian Chef Sues Country Club for Fosters jokes
Crikey! A chef from Australia has had enough with the land down under jokes. Richard Jones is suing the exclusive Nashville area Belle Meade Country Club, claiming his supervisor berated him and eventually fired him for being Australian.
Jones claims his boss called him, among other things, a “Fosters-swilling Aussie bastard.”
According to court documents:
“On numerous occasions, the Executive Sous Chef made comments regarding Australia and its characteristics, such as its people being unrefined, undeveloped and that it is a backwards nation.”
The non-Fosters drinking chef is seeking $150,000 in punitive damages for lost wages and $150,000 in compensatory damages for emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Before you start making judgements about a sue happy Aussie taking advantage of the US judicial system, digest on this. In December, a federal judicial panel said the country club practiced “invidious discrimination” and reprimanded a Nashville judge for belonging to the club.