Advertisement

Tesco to face legal 'earthquake' on equal pay claim

Tesco to face legal 'earthquake' on equal pay claim
From Al Jazeera - February 7, 2018

Tesco is facing Britain's largest ever equal pay claim and a possible compensation bill of up to four billion pounds ($5.6bn), according to a law firm which has begun legal proceedings.

Tesco is Britain's biggest retailer and its largest private sector employer with a staff of over 310,000.

Law firm Leigh Day said that thousands of Tesco employees working in its predominantly male-dominated distribution centres are paid considerably more than the largely female-staffed Tesco stores.

It said distribution centre staff may earn in excess of $15.40 an hour while the most common grade for store staff sees them receive around $11.12 an hour.

This disparity could see a full-time distribution worker on the same hours earning over $140 a week, or $7,000 a year, more than female based store staff.

Advertisement

Continue reading at Al Jazeera »