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Date set for Whatsonstage versus Terri Paddock compensation hearing

Terri Paddock. Photo: Mads Holst Terri Paddock. Photo: Mads Holst
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A date has been set for a hearing at which Whatsonstage founding member Terri Paddock will be told how much compensation she is due from the website’s owner for unfair and wrongful dismissal.

The hearing, which follows a 15-month legal battle that concluded earlier this year, will take place at the London Central Tribunal Service on October 16.

Paddock was dismissed from her position as editorial and managing director of Whatsonstage in December 2013 after more than 16 years with the company, on the grounds of gross misconduct and bringing the company into disrepute.

However, following a tribunal last year Paddock won claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal against the theatre website’s American owner Theatermania.

The judgement, which was issued in March, ruled that there was no cause for any reductions to be made to Paddock’s compensation, the amount of which will be handed down as part of the remedy hearing in October.

Paddock declined to comment.