Vacations Publications sues to block former employee's demands for back commissions

By John Suayan | Mar 21, 2018

HOUSTON – Vacations Publications, Inc. recently sued a former employee in an effort to curb her demands for back commissions.

The company, doing business as Vacations to Go, filed a lawsuit against ex-salesperson Merry E. Thomas in the Harris County 61st District Court on Mar. 16.

Thomas worked for Vacations from August 2011 to March 2017.

According to the suit, Thomas engaged in acts which cost the plaintiff thousands of dollars, as well as accumulated a customer service score of 55 percent, which was nearly 35 percent lower than the office average.

Vacations states it fired the defendant and subsequently became inundated with her claims for “two-weeks’ worth of termination pay, $10,655.66 in unpaid commissions, reasonable attorney’s fees, and a release from her non-competition/non-solicitation obligations to the complainant.”

Court papers assert Thomas “(had) been paid for many of the commissions that she is demanding,” adding she owes the business around $900 for breaches of its policies and is not entitled to termination pay.

The suit seeks a declaratory judgment against the respondent.

Liz Larson and George R. Gibson of the law firm Nathan Sommers Jacobs in Houston are representing the plaintiff.

Harris County 61st District Court Case No. 2018-17880

 

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