Tesco Equal Pay Claim
Thousands of Tesco store workers have joined Equal Pay Now to bring a legal claim against the company. Their demand is clear: the hourly paid work in stores is equal to the hourly paid work in distribution centres. They want to be treated fairly. This means they want their wage to be equal to that enjoyed by their colleagues in distribution centres.
Men and women on shop floors across Britain do a challenging job and work long hours. They interact with customers throughout their shifts, which is a key part of their supermarket’s success.
Despite this, they are paid less than their co-workers in warehouse and distribution centres, whose roles are wrongly deemed to be more taxing.
If we succeed in bringing a claim against Tesco, store workers at Tesco will get a well-deserved and long-overdue pay rise. They will also likely receive compensation, which could amount to up to six years of back pay. Find out more below about how to join our rapidly growing movement for fair treatment.
WHO CAN CLAIM?
- Has been paid by the hour.
- Worked in a supermarket store in England, Scotland or Wales in the last six months.
- Is a current or former employee. It doesn’t matter if you are a current employee or have left your job in this period.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
- Leigh Day is running this claim on a ‘no win-no fee’ basis, which means that, providing they keep to the terms of the agreement, our members will only pay in the event of the tribunal finding in our favour. The fee that will be payable in this instance will be established at the outset of the claim.
- You won’t have to pay costs if the claim fails. An employment tribunal is a cost neutral venue, meaning each side pays its own costs (The rare exception to this is if either party acts in an unreasonable or dishonest way).
- Find out more about fees and costs via our FAQs page.
- It is unlawful for your company to sack you or discriminate against you for joining Equal Pay Now.
- Every day you wait to join Equal Pay Now means the amount of compensation you can claim may decrease.
- The case for equal pay will be led by the claims of female store workers. If successful, their male store worker colleagues who signed up to the campaign will be able to ‘piggyback’ this action and will likely be eligible for the same level of compensation.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Leigh Day, a law firm challenging this unequal situation with the Equal Pay Now campaign. We are bringing equal pay claims to an employment tribunal on a ‘no win-no fee’ basis. We believe the claim that store and warehouse workers do jobs of equal value is a strong and winnable one.
Sign up to Equal Pay Now by registering online or call our equal pay team on 0800 689 0570.
Hear from the store workers who have joined Equal Pay Now
A must for unappreciated staff members
"Having heard about this from a few colleagues I feel it's a must for unappreciated staff members."
I DO NOT BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN PAID FAIRLY BY TESCO
"I do not believe I have been paid fairly by Tesco, compared to other departments of the same value to the company."
IT’S BETTER TO DO THIS AS A GROUP
"I feel it's better to do this as a group, to show that there are a lot of people willing to stand up and be supportive to each other."
I CARE ABOUT HOW WE ARE ALL BEING TREATED
"I'm pretty much the person who started the whole thing on my department and have told others who have told others because I care about how we are all being treated."
You told us why the Equal Pay Now campaign is so important. Click here to watch and read why our clients joined our Equal Pay Now claims.