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
Recently, our Asda clients won a major victory in the Employment Tribunal when the Employment Judge ruled that store worker jobs can indeed be compared to the jobs of those working in the distribution centres.Linda Wong (14th Oct 2016) Leigh Day, Solicitor on the Sainsbury's Equal Pay Claim
The similarities between the Sainsbury’s and Asda equal pay claims means that our case against Sainsbury’s has been strengthened by this recent Tribunal judgment. The favourable decision in Asda reinforces our argument that store and distribution centre jobs within Sainsbury’s are also comparable, and that store workers therefore deserve equal pay.
“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.