Downfall: BP worker sacked for Hitler meme wins $200,000 in compensation | The Guardian

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BP ordered to pay Western Australia oil refinery worker for lost wages, after his parody of bosses got him firedAn oil refinery worker who was sacked for creating a Hitler parody of his bosses has been awarded $200,000 in compensation.The employee, a technician on a BP refinery in Western Australia, was sacked after he used an oft-parodied scene from the 2004 film Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel about the final days of Hitler and Nazi Germany to depict his bosses during a tense wage negotiation. Continue reading…

BP ordered to pay Western Australia oil refinery worker for lost wages, after his parody of bosses got him fired

An oil refinery worker who was sacked for creating a Hitler parody of his bosses has been awarded $200,000 in compensation.

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The employee, a technician on a BP refinery in Western Australia, was sacked after he used an oft-parodied scene from the 2004 film Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel about the final days of Hitler and Nazi Germany to depict his bosses during a tense wage negotiation.

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