The Daily Mail reported earlier today that Sting and his wife Trudie Styler have lost their appeal against being ordered to pay nearly £25,000 in damages to a chef who was sacked after she became pregnant. Now the rock star and his wife are likely to face court costs of up to £10,000 on top of the cash they must hand over to Jane Martin.
Judge Peter Clarke, chairman of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London, said he agreed with the original employment tribunal judgment – which accused Miss Styler of using “shameful conduct” and subterfuge to get rid of Miss Martin.
In May last year, the 42-year-old chef won her claim for unfair dismissal at a tribunal in Southampton, where she claimed that she had been “cast out” by the actress.
Staff at the couple’s country estate lived in a climate of fear because Miss Styler subjected them to abuse to make her “feel royal”, it was said.

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