Pay dispute ends in bailiff order for former agent
A former agent is embroiled in a legal dispute to recover outstanding monies she claims to be owed from a former employer.
Ruth Gillham claims to be owed £6,000 in outstanding pay from Home Information Pack Provider Easy Hippo, for whom she worked as a business development manager between May and July 2008 when she was made redundant.
Gillham, who has spent 20 years in the property market, three of which running her own agency, REG Homes between 2002 and 2005, says she has been liaising with the firm’s owners, husband and wife team Gareth and Fiona Fisher, about her claim since her departure.
Easy Hippo, which the Fishers ran out of their Stanford-on-Soar, Leicestershire-based home, is understood to have gone into administration on November 9. The Fishers are alleged to have continued trading from their home as City and County Surveyors Limited.
Gillham claims to have been informed by the couple that payment would be made on receipt of her Blackberry and satellite navigation device last July, but this failed to materialise, prompting her to pursue a claim for unfair dismissal through an Employment Tribunal in August.
A £3,000 settlement was agreed on November 9, but Gillham claims never to have received any of the funds.
She most recently filed her claim through the courts in March and a bailiff order is allegedly imminent.
The Fishers were unavailable for comment.
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