Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill as claimant numbers swell to 1,000

Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill as claimant numbers swell to 1,000
 

The number of Tesco shopworkers taking part in a legal challenge to secure equal pay that could result in the supermarket paying out £4bn has swelled to 1,000.
Law firm Leigh Day has filed a further 900 claims at the employment tribunal on behalf of shop assistants, on top of 100 who kicked off legal action in February, as first reported by the Guardian.
The workers, three-quarters of whom are women, say they earn as much as £3 an hour less than mostly male Tesco warehouse workers in similar roles. Up to 200,000 shop floor staff could be affected by the claim, which could cost Tesco up to... read more

 
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