European Employment Law Cases

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2021/29 Scope of equal pay comparisons by female shop workers under UK and EU law clarified (UK)

Keywords Gender Discrimination
Authors Carolyn Soakell
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Carolyn Soakell
Carolyn Soakell is a partner at Lewis Silkin LLP.
  • Abstract

      The UK’s Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that retail staff of the supermarket chain Asda can compare themselves under UK law to higher-paid distribution depot staff for the purposes of an equal pay claim. In a separate case against Tesco, the ECJ subsequently confirmed that the company’s shop workers can rely directly on EU law to compare themselves to distribution centre workers for the purposes of such a claim.

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