United Kingdom - Tough equal pay claim for retailer Tesco - February 28, 2018

Retailer Tesco will be confronted with the largest ever £4bn equal pay claim. This was announced by Leigh Day solicitors, a firm that has been contacted by more than 1,000 Tesco staff. The solicitors will take the initial legal steps for 100 of them. The most common rate for women is £8 an hour whereas for men the hourly rate can be as high as £11 an hour, according to the solicitors. If the legal challenge demanding parity with men who work in the company's warehouses is successful, thousands of women who work in the stores could receive back pay totalling £20,000. The company commented that it is working hard to ensure all workers are paid fairly and equally.

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