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Asda – Equal Pay – Supreme Court

By March 29, 2021Uncategorized

The Supreme Court has given a judgement in favour of Asda workers allowing them to continue with their equal pay claims. The workers argued that they should be entitled to compare themselves with distribution staff when considering equal rates of pay. The Supreme Court agreed. However, this is not the end. An employment tribunal will next have to decide whether the store and distribution roles were of “equal value” and, if so, they would then have to consider whether there are any reasons, other than gender, as to why there should be different levels of pay between the stores and distribution centres. Each stage is also likely to include appeals to Employment Appeals Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court therefore it is likely to be many years before we have a final verdict.