Equal pay rights of UK supermarket workers leads to ground-breaking legal claim

June 24, 2020

A ground-breaking legal case against the UK’s big supermarkets claims some of their employees are being treated unfairly, and as a result they should be entitled to billions in compensation and back pay.

The case is being brought by leading Human Rights lawyers Leigh Day who are fighting to get equal pay for employees of Asda, the Coop, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

 

The legal case against the supermarkets is based on the principle of equal pay for equal work which is protected in the 2010 Equality Act forcing all employers to pay the same to people who do similar jobs. The act protects workers from sex discrimination too.

 

Over 40,000 supermarket employees have already joined the action which could see workers being able to claim on average £10,000 of back pay.

 

Source: Coventry Telegraph

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