- The law on equal pay for men and women is very clear. Not only should men and women be paid the same for the same job but also they should be paid the same for doing work of EQUAL VALUE.
- The claim is that work in the stores is of equal value with jobs done by men in the distribution centers earning much more. Therefore they can potentially claim up to 6 years of lost pay (this is disputed by ASDA).
- Many potential current claims are for over £10, 000 or about £1,700 for every year worked at ASDA (up to the maximum of 6 years).
- Our legal partners, Leigh Day, are currently representing hundreds of ASDA store workers. Why not join them?
This is a dramatic victory for the workers we represent.
Asda tried to argue that because the shops and distribution centres were in different locations, with different pay arrangements, that Asda could pay the men what they like.
However, the employment tribunal found that Asda, the employer of both men and women, could have made sure that there was equal pay between men and women if they wanted to, but chose not to.Lauren Lougheed - As quoted from BBC News Coverage (14/10/16) Leigh Day, Solicitors Representing Asda Workers