PLP Success for Lord Sugar in Employment Tribunal Claim
12 April 2013

PLP Success for Lord Sugar in Employment Tribunal Claim

Former Apprentice winner Stella English today lost her constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal. Lord Sugar and Amshold Group Ltd were represented by Parklane Plowden barrister Seamus Sweeney.

The written judgment stated ""There was no dismissal of the claimant - the claimant resigned."

"Therefore the complaint of unfair constructive dismissal contrary to section 95 Employment Rights Act 1996 fails and is dismissed."

The judgment also goes on to say "This is a claim which should never have been brought".

Reacting to the judgment in a press release, Lord Sugar said:

"I am pleased that the tribunal has returned this verdict and feel vindicated in the judgment that myself, my companies, the BBC, the TV production company and my staff acted properly throughout Ms. English's employment. There was never a case for us to answer but her need for money and fame meant that the whole system was subjected to this charade."

To view the full judgment, click here.

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