13:34 26 September 2013
Ex-Apprentice winner Stella English, who brought a constructive dismissal case against Alan Sugar, was favoured by tribunal panel after she claimed that she only have £200 in bank.
Alan Sugar launched a proceeding with the goal to recoup legal fees he paid for a case, which the tribunal panel claim "should never have been brought.”
English, who has been forced to apply for housing benefit, wept with joy when the decision was read.
Speaking after the proceedings, her lawyer said: "My client is over the moon the employment tribunal have found in her favour and have dismissed the respondent's application for substantive costs against her.
"They have gone further to state that she did not bring the claim against Lord Sugar's company motivated by malice or by bad intentions but she genuinely believed that she had a good case as advised by her then lawyers.
"Ms English is now keen to put this saga behind her."
During the hearing, Ms English said that she was working for Citigroup as a contractor. However, she has not found more work since the contract expired in July. She told the panel: "I do not know how I am going to feed my kids, never mind the mortgages."
"Additionally the stress on my husband and young children has been a major contributor to the breakdown of my marriage.
"This has left me not only unemployed but a single parent."