Employment Law update September 2017
Posted on 12th December 2017 at 14:14
Equal Pay for Equal work
Asda equal pay claims
In the case of Asda Stores Ltd v Mrs S Bierley & Others the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") confirmed that a group of lower paid, mostly female, employees who work in Asda's retail stores can compare themselves to higher paid men who work in the distribution centres for the purposes of equal pay. The claim was brought by over 7,000 former and current employees of Asda, claiming pay dating back to 2002. The store workers argued that they carry out work of equal value to the men in the distribution centres, but are paid less.