British Gas Salesman Scores Landmark Victory in Holiday Pay Dispute

British Gas Salesman Scores Landmark Victory in Holiday Pay Dispute Thousands of sales personnel and other workers who rely on commission payments for much of their earnings could be in line for substantial increases in their holiday pay following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling. The case concerned a British Gas (BG) salesman whose basic salary was dwarfed by his success-based commission payments. BG, however, assessed his holiday pay entitlement solely by reference to his basic salary. He complained to an Employment Tribunal (ET) that that approach amounted to making unlawful deductions from his pay. Thousands of similar claims, including over 900 by BG employees, were waiting in the wings…

Property Manager Sues Council for Defamation over ‘Whispering Campaign’

Property Manager Sues Council for Defamation over ‘Whispering Campaign’ Rumours can have a grave impact on businesses and, where the source is an official one, they can be particularly damaging. The point was illustrated by a case in which the owner of a property management firm launched defamation proceedings against a local authority and one of its officers, claiming to be the victim of a whispering campaign. The businessman claimed that the officer had made unjustified allegations to a number of his clients that he was dishonest or not to be trusted. He said that his business had been devastated by the campaign of vilification and launched proceedings against the…