Teenage waitress told to wear skirt and makeup 'for punters'

I was worried about losing my job if I didn't wear what they wanted me to wear

– Erin Sandilands

An 18-year-old waitress from Ayrshire has been awarded £3,500 after winning a sexual discrimination claim against her employer.

Erin Sandilands joined us this morning to describe how her employer told her to look "more feminine" for the punters, saying she simply needed to look "better". Erin tells Susanna and Ben that although she knew it was wrong, she didn't want to lose her job.

However, Erin did refuse to comply with the unacceptable demands and was subsequently told she wouldn't be given any more shifts.

Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism Project also joined the debate to argue that workplace sexism has a disproportionate impact on women - but agreeing that men aren't immune to the issue.

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Battle of the Somme centenary

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - commonly regarded as the bloodiest ever day in British history.

The Queen is set to lead the nation in remembrance of World War I's most brutal encounter, with more than one million men killed in just five months - 24 hours after fighting began more than half of Britain's soldiers were wounded or dead.

Richard Gaisford is live at the Thiepval memorial in France this morning, where many bodies still lie. Later today Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate will climb to the top of the monument and stay to pay their respect at the vigil tonight.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. We'll be a step closer to knowing who our next Prime Minister could be at midday, the deadline for Tory MPs to put themselves forward to replace David Cameron. Boris Johnson and Theresa May are the frontrunners, and we'll hear from another throwing their hat in the ring this morning.

  2. Jeremy Corbyn's determination to carry on as Labour leader - despite losing the confidence of his MPs - will come under intense pressure as a leadership challenge is launched.

  3. We'll meet the teenage waitress told to wear a skirt and make-up "for the punters". Erin Sandilands, who was sacked after refusing to do so, went on to win a payout for the degrading and humiliating treatment.

  4. Kylie and her fiance Joshua Sasse got romantic on the red carpet last night, as they joined Eddie and Patsy at the Absolutely Fabulous world premiere.

  5. And great news for Corrie fans! The cobbles will becoming to your screens six times a week from next year - we'll have all the details for you on this morning's show.

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Terror in Turkey: British journalist's first-hand account

It was just a sea of people screaming, running towards me, like something out of a disaster movie

– Laurence Cameron

British journalist Laurence Cameron describes the "chaos" that unfolded in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport first-hand, following the explosions last night.

Cameron shared some shocking photos from inside the airport, capturing the atmosphere some 20 seconds after the attacks. The journalist told Piers and Susanna that taking photographs helped disconnect him from the surrounding terror.

He added, "All the passport desks had been abandoned, police were everywhere, guns drawn...it was chaos."

At least 41 have now been reported dead in the terror attacks.

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Sharon Shoesmith accepts responsibility for death of Baby P

This morning Piers and Susanna were joined by Sharon Shoesmith, the children's services boss who was sacked over the shocking death of Baby P.

Shoesmith was at the helm of Haringey Children’s Services department when Peter Connelly, 17 months, was beaten to death in 2007. The case provoked a national scandal after it emerged that social workers, police and doctors missed a series of warning signs that could have saved the child's life during the eight-month period of abuse.

Ben Butler's ex: 'I said he's going to kill her'

I knew that one day that man was going to kill somebody

– Ben Butler's ex girlfriend Hannah Hillman

Ben Butler murdered his six-year-old daughter Ellie in a violent rage at their family home just 11 months after he won a complicated custody battle.

This morning, Ben's ex girlfriend Hannah Hillman joined us live in the studio and confessed she "knew" he would kill someone. Hannah told Piers and Susanna that she felt "sick" when a High Court judge ruled Ben Butler should be allowed to take his daughter Ellie home, after he was acquitted of causing grievous bodily harm and child cruelty when she was a baby.

Watch Ms Hillman describe how the "incredibly jealous" Butler had beaten her with a metal pole in their abusive relationship, and repeatedly punched her in the face outside a pub. Hillman admits that although there is guilt for not acting sooner, she is still incredibly scared of Butler and had to put the safety of her son first.

Ben Butler has been jailed for six years for murdering his six-year-old daughter.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. A gun and bomb attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has left at least 36 dead and nearly 150 injured. Turkish officials have said they believe there were three suicide bombers involved in three separate explosions - all three attackers blew themselves up after police opened fire. The attack on Europe's third busiest airport has been blamed on Islamic State - although no group has claimed responsibility yet.

  2. Let the race to succeed David Cameron begin! Boris Johnson and Theresa May are the front runners, as other Tories throw their hats in the ring to become the next Prime Minister. MPs wanting to stand need to be nominated by two others to get onto the ballot paper.

  3. Meanwhile, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has shrugged off a huge vote of no-confidence, but faces a challenge to his leadership today. As many as 150 MPs are expected to vote to oust Corbyn, who has vowed to stay on in the top job.

  4. Players due on court today at Wimbledon include British qualifier Marcus Willis - the World No. 772 - who is scheduled to take on 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer after his shock opening round win against Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis on Monday.

  5. And Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley join Susanna to talk about growing old disgracefully and being Absolutely Fabulous on the big screen!

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Sir Richard Branson: 'We're heading towards disaster'

I don't believe the public believe what a mess their vote would cost

– Sir Richard Branson

He was the best-known entrepreneur who campaigned to stay in the EU and we all know what happened next - and now Sir Richard Branson thinks a second referendum might be our only hope.

He tells us how much of a hit the vote has already been to the economy, revealing that his own companies have lost a third of their value and that we'll be heading for a recession.

Supermodel Tyra Banks has teamed up with Sir Richard for a competition to pitch business ideas. The grand finale of Virgin Media's VOOM competition is an annual contest for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

They both join us to talk businesses and what Brexit might mean for the future.

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