Co-op store workers are currently bringing a claim against the Co-op for equal pay. They are doing so to challenge how large retailers pay their employees in different areas of their business
What is the claim about?
It’s about the work of store staff being of ‘equal value’ to the work done by colleagues in the distribution centres / logistic depots and that they should be paid the same.
A successful claim needs to show that:
your work is of equal value
the reason for the difference in pay is due to your gender and can’t be justified.
We specialise in equal pay claims and are confident in offering to work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
And if you’ve worked in a food store for Co-operative Group Limited for more than six years, you may be entitled to the maximum amount of back pay.
Male store workers can also make a claim
If a female store worker is successful in an equal value pay claim when her work is compared to a male distribution worker, and her pay and contractual benefits are increased as a result then you, as a male store worker, can piggy-back her claim and enjoy the same pay increase and contractual benefits that she does.
Who can claim?
Anyone – female or male – who’s paid by the hour;
Anyone who has worked at a Co-operative Group Limited in England or Wales in the last six years, or in Scotland in the last 5 years;
No-win, no fee: the claim is being brought on a no-win, no-fee basis