UPDATE: Tesco and the £4billion equal pay claim
Tesco is potentially facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim.
Thousands of women who work in Tesco stores could receive back pay totalling £20,000 if the legal claim demanding equality with men who work in the company’s warehouses is successful.
It has been said that hourly-paid female store staff earn less than men even though the value of the work is comparable.
Initial claims have been lodged with the conciliation service, ACAS – the first stage in what is likely to be a lengthy legal process through the employment tribunal system which could last several years.
If even a small proportion of the women are successful, the bill for Tesco could be significant.
Stayed tuned to find out more…
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