[UK] Asda Workers Begin Supreme Court Fight For Equal Pay

16 JUL 2020

Over 30,000 Asda store workers, the majority of them women, have brought equal pay claims against the supermarket giant after complaining that staff working in distribution depots are unfairly paid more than workers in stores. Now Asda bosses are in a Supreme Court equal pay fight with their in-store supermarket workers. 

On July 13, five Supreme Court justices on began to consider whether Asda supermarket staff were entitled to compare themselves to distribution staff for equal pay purposes. There is precedent; almost four years ago, an Employment Tribunal judge ruled that supermarket staff were entitled to compare themselves. The decision was upheld by Court of Appeal judges in 2019. Mirror breaks down the arguments both sides have made in their written case online for the latest chapter of this ongoing fight. 

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