Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

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Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:39 pm

Some people are overly sensitive:

Kiwi' nickname not discriminatory, Australian tribunal finds
3 December 2018
A New Zealand woman has unsuccessfully argued that she was a victim of racial discrimination after being labelled a "Kiwi" by her colleagues in Australia.

Julie Savage said she was disrespected when her boss and co-workers referred to her as "Kiwi" instead of her name.

However an Australian tribunal ruled that she had not suffered unfair treatment or discrimination at work.

A judge noted that the term was commonly used by New Zealanders themselves.

"Calling a New Zealander a 'Kiwi' is not of itself offensive. 'Kiwi' is not an insult," said Judge Leonie Farrell.

She added that the word was often viewed as a "term of endearment". It is derived from the name of a flightless bird native to the country.

Ms Savage said the issue had prompted her to resign from her job as a supervisor at Vili's Cakes, a bakery in Adelaide, in 2016.

She later lodged a complaint with the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

But it found no evidence that discrimination laws had been violated.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46421881

"[She] did not allege that she suffered unfavourable treatment in respect of the terms of her employment, lack of progression or segregation," Ms Farrell said.

"At its core [her complaint] is not about racism."
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by bittermelon » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:40 pm

Embarrassing.
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:18 pm

They were still being obnoxious to call her that instead of using her name. Not racial discrimination, they were just being dicks.
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by Kayve » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm

Meanwhile in KoW, people nickname you according to one of your physical feature :lol:
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:25 pm

Cry me a river
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by Duncan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm

Kayve wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Meanwhile in KoW, people nickname you according to one of your physical feature :lol:
Some girls at Wat Phnom always called me Tom.
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:18 pm
They were still being obnoxious to call her that instead of using her name. Not racial discrimination, they were just being dicks.
She could have just called them Bruce! :plus1:

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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:55 pm

They call me ah mapp, taa, or damrei here. I call them krabei khmao.
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Re: Calling Me 'Kiwi' is Racial Discriination Says NZ Woman

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:57 pm

frank lee bent wrote:They call me ah mapp, taa, or damrei here. I call them krabei khmao.
I like that one and shall use it.

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