13 October 2010
Lapdancer sues Stringfellows for unfair dismissal
In a first for Britain, a lapdancer has begun a claim for unfair dismissal against topless club Stringfellows, which has premises in London's Covent Garden and Wardour Street in Soho.
Nadine Quashie has said that she was wrongfully sacked from the renowned nightspot for gross misconduct regarding drug allegations that she denies.
According to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old also noted that she had endured verbal abuse from the club's managers for a year and a half.
Stringfellows - which often welcomes celebrities through its doors, such as Russell Brand - maintains that Ms Quashie was self-employed during her time working for the bar and it is now trying to have the legal case dismissed by the Central London Employment Tribunal hearing.
However, the dancer has asserted that she was never told she was self-employed and she and other women had to work in line with club rules, meaning they were full-time members of staff.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens