Nanny loses employment case against McCartney's ex

4th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Former Beatle Paul McCartney's ex-wife did not unfairly dismiss her nanny, a British tribunal found Friday.

Heather Mills had faced a claim of sexual discrimination and constructive dismissal brought by Sara Trumble, who looked after Mills and McCartney's six-year-old daughter Beatrice.

Mills's spokeswoman said she was "delighted" with the result and Mills had been a "very fair and generous employer".

Trumble, 26, had alleged that Mills reduced her to tears and forced her to work long hours with no extra pay on top of her weekly 260 pound (315 euro, 380 dollar) salary.

Mills told the tribunal in Ashford, southeast England, that she and Trumble had been "very close" but their relationship soured in 2008 when she refused to give her 4,000 pounds for breast enhancement surgery.

"Heather is delighted with the decision of the employment tribunal that has dismissed all of Sara Trumble's claims," Mills's spokeswoman said.

"Heather was always a very fair and generous employer to Sara and is very pleased that this has been confirmed".

Mills and McCartney's divorce was finalised in 2008, when she was awarded a settlement of over 24 million pounds.

© 2010 AFP

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