Sainsbury's workers may be able to claim for thousands in back pay
- The law on equal pay is clear: not only should men and women be paid the same for doing the same job, they should be paid the same for doing work of equal value
- Our legal partners, Leigh Day, are specialists in employment law and have brought many successful equal pay claims to date, much of which has been reported in the media
- Leigh Day are currently representing hundreds of Sainsbury’s supermarket store colleagues. If you are interested in finding out more, simply register your details above and a member of the team will contact you
The pay gap has been created by myriad, intertwining failings. You have sex discrimination, then you have a historic undervaluing of women’s roles, and unequal caring responsibilities.
An equal pay claim must prove that jobs are of equal worth, even if a role is not identical. A supermarket cashier may not need the physical strength demanded of a warehouse role (predominantly carried out by men), but they are more likely to call on their resilience, diplomacy and communication skills.
On the evidence I’ve seen, I think we will be successful. It’s very compelling. I think they [Sainsbury’s] will struggle.
There is power in numbers.Linda Wong (27th January 2018) Leigh Day, Solicitor on the Sainsbury's Equal Pay Claim
“It is important to sign up because a claim is only one of a small number of routes to equal pay. There is strength in numbers for change through a claim. You have nothing to lose putting in a claim and everything to gain."
Please be assured that strong victimisation laws are in place to prevent any negative action being taken against you for bringing an equal pay claim. If you have any concerns about this or any other questions about the claim, you can call 01202 798 266 and speak to our legal team in confidence.