05 March 2013
Apprentice winner takes Lord Sugar to employment tribunal
A winner of The Apprentice has launched a claim for constructive dismissal against Lord Alan Sugar.
Stella English, who won the hit BBC TV series in 2010, today (March 5th) told the East London Employment Tribunal Service that she was not handed any clear role or duties after being given a job at the division of IT firm Viglen owned by Lord Sugar.
Consequently, the professional - who was paid £100,000 annually - insisted she felt like an "overpaid lackey" and therefore had no option but to resign when she was told her contract would not be renewed after she had been with the firm for 13 months.
Ms English labelled her employment at Viglen "a sham" and said she was essentially "ostracised" in the workplace because her colleagues resented her for taking another woman's job.
The professional went on to say that she requested a meeting with Lord Sugar to discuss her concerns, where her boss Bordan Tkachuk told the renowned entrepreneur she "doesn't do a lot".
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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