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April 27, 2006

A British businessman who was brought before an industrial tribunal by a former employee who claimed she was unfairly dismissed apparently has named his latest racehorse after her, according to the Lincolnshire Echo. The horse's name? Emma Told Lies.

The tribunal had found in favor of saleswoman Emma Nicholson and against Nigel Gravett, who runs Network Global Solutions Ltd. Damages have not yet been determined.

Nicholson, a mother of three and former Miss Great Britain finalist, had claimed she was only hired for her looks and was fired a month after telling her manager she was pregnant.

Nicholson claimed a manager once told her she had the perfect assets to be a saleswoman -- "blonde hair and long legs." Nicholson also said she had been persuaded to pose topless for a "training exercise," and was humiliated when the photograph was pinned on a bulletin board for her colleagues to see.

The tribunal ruled in favor of Nicholson at the end of February. On April 13, Gravett's 2-year-old filly was registered as Emma Told Lies.

"As far as I'm aware there is no law about what you can or can't call a racehorse," Gravett told the Echo.

Nicholson said she was shocked when she learned about the horse's name. "They may see this as a joke but to me it is further evidence of the way I was treated," she said.


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