Petar Starcevic won a hard fought racial and age discrimination claim against a national casino chain. The win has attracted national publicity in newspapers and radio because one of the allegations of discrimination found was being ostracised from a Christmas drinks outing, but the case is notable for much more than that, in particular:
– the Company’s director of HR was found personally to have discriminated;
– as a result the award included an award of aggravated damages;
– remedy involved complex issues of apportionment between various employee respondents;
– the calculation of the award involved complex grossing up calculations to take account of tax.