Quashie v Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd - Lap dancer had umbrella contract of employment [2012] EAT

A lap dancer had a contract of employment every night she worked. Furthermore, such were the arrangements in place about rotas, holidays etc between nights worked, that an "umbrella contract" was established. 

Miss Quashie was a lapdancer at Stringfellows. She was required to work two Mondays and two Sundays in every month as directed by a rota. She was required to turn up to weekly meetings. She could not take extended holiday,and if she was absent for more than a month she had to re audition. Documentation was produced in evidence containing terms and conditions, which she had never read, (this was later said by HHJ McMullen to "no doubt be frustrating for those hoping to obtain principles of universal application in the entertainment industry from this Judgment"). Having worked there for about a year and a half she was dismissed for misconduct in the form of alleged drug dealing. 

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