Five-figure payout for club stewardess

Teresa Ross with the Owton Manor Social Club in the background
Teresa Ross with the Owton Manor Social Club in the background

AN assistant social club stewardess has won a £16,000 payout after she was forced to quit when she was demoted to barmaid.

Teresa Ross had been in the role at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, for 21 years and loved her job.

But she said that changed when she was called before a disciplinary hearing where she said she was accused of claiming holiday pay she was not entitled to.

She told the tribunal that after the hearing, her position was downgraded to barmaid and her hours were slashed by half.