Following the failed constructive dismissal case brought by Apprentice winner Stella English against Lord Sugar, he has decided to sue her for £35,000 worth of legal costs relating to the case which was thrown out by an Employment Tribunal.
Stella English, 34, brought a claim against Lord Sugar and one of his companies that she had been forced to quite the £100,000 a year job she won on the BBC show in 2010.
Ms English had told an Employment Tribunal in April 2013 that she had turned down or given up an £85,000 role in the City to have the opportunity to work for Lord Sugar, but had quit within 6 months because she felt as if she was an “overpaid lackey”.
The verdict of the Employment Tribunal was that the case “should never have been brought”. Lord Sugar who gave evidence at the Tribunal accused Ms English of aiming for a generous out of court settlement. He was quoted at the time as saying “I am afraid she underestimated me and her reputation is now in tatters”.
A spokesman for Lord Sugar said “an application has been made to the Tribunal to recover our costs”.