Sainsbury’s Equal Pay

Since the claim began in August 2015, over 2,400 Sainsbury’s colleagues have registered with us to bring a claim against their employer for equal pay.

This number is growing daily as more and more employees challenge the way in which large retailers decide what to pay their employees in different areas of their business.

What is the claim about?

Your employer should treat male and female employees equally in the terms and conditions of their employment contract, if they’re employed to do equal work. Your pay and benefits shouldn’t be any less favourable than those of your colleagues working in Sainsbury’s distribution centres.

Compensation will only considered for each individual who brings a claim. So don’t wait to see what your colleagues do because if you, yourself, don’t bring a claim, you won’t receive compensation.

Are you a male store worker? If so, you could make a claim.

A piggy-back claim allows male store-worker to enjoy the same increased pay and contractual benefits as a female store worker who’s succeeded in bringing an equal pay claim against a higher-paid distribution worker.

Who is eligible to make a claim against Sainsbury's?

  • It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female. What does matter is that you’re paid by the hour and have worked at a Sainsbury’s store in England or Wales in the last six years, or in Scotland in the last five years.
  • No-win, no-fee – The claim is being brought on a no-win, no fee basis.

To join the claim, please register online or call our equal pay team on 0845 494 0744.