30 April 2012
Lapdancer wins landmark unfair dismissal ruling
A lapdancer has been granted the right to pursue unfair dismissal compensation from her former employer through a tribunal.
Nadine Quashie - who earned around £1,000 per night - was sacked from her role at Stringfellows in 2008 amid allegations she had been involved in drug dealing.
The 29-year-old insisted such claims were untrue but was then unable to take legal action against the gentleman's club because she was deemed to have been self-employed.
However, His Honour Judge McCullen has now ruled in her favour at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, meaning she is now free to seek damages from Stringfellows.
In a potentially-landmark decision that could affect strippers and lapdancers across the country, Judge McCullen decided she was in fact employed by the club as she was charged to perform there.
Due to the fact she was employed to operate there for more than one year, Ms Quashie is therefore now eligible to sue for unfair dismissal damages.
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Posted by Francesca Witney