Former Stringfellows dancer wins Employment Appeal Tribunal

A former dancer at London nightclub Stringfellows has won an Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to her dismissal.

The outcome of the case hinged on whether or not Nadine Quashie & who earned £200,000 per year & could be considered an employee of the organisation.

The initial employment law trial ruled that there was no mutuality of obligation between Quashie and the club, but this was overturned by the EAT process.

Making the judgement, Jeremy McMullen QC explained that a contract did exist and was applicable on every night the dancer worked, despite the fact that she was paid in vouchers, rather than money.

According to McMullen, the fact that the dancer could be fined if she did not carry out the duties expected amounted to her effectively having the same rights as an employee.

Now that the solicitors representing Stringfellows have been unsuccessful in their attempts to argue that Quashie was technically self-employed, the case will once again be the subject of an Employment Tribunal.

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