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Sting Stung By £24k Compo Claim

by | 18th, July 2007

sting.jpgHE may have been decades ahead of the likes of Al Gore when it comes to saving the planet, but it seems that poor old Sting has more trouble dealing with his own staff than he does with Amazonian Indians. (Pic: The Spine)

The Geordie superstar and his wife, Trudie Styler, have been ordered to pay their former chef, Jane Martin, £24,000 compensation after she won a claim for sexual discrimination.

Martin, 41, claimed that Miss Styler sacked her from the couple’s Wiltshire estate after she fell pregnant.

According to Martin, things started to go wrong the minute she announced that she was expecting. The abuse culminated in Sting and Styler’s decision to give her eight tulips on her 40th birthday instead of the Tiffany jewellery and Hermes watch she had received on previous occasions.

Eventually, staff from the couple’s management company, Lake House Estate, told her that her services were no longer required.

However, Sting and Styler have already been given the right to appeal.

A spokesman for Styler says: “The financial award made by the tribunal to Jane Martin is virtually meaningless since the whole case is subject to appeal which was granted in response to our submission that the original hearing displayed bias against Trudie… It remains Trudie’s position that she, as a woman and a mother, has never in her life sexually discriminated against anyone and never would do so.”

An additional claim for £1million by Martin for having to constantly listen to Sting’s bland world music/jazz noodlings has yet to be ruled on.

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