Do I have to pay to join the claim?
Harcus Parker Employment, a law firm specialising in large-scale group claims, are representing Tesco workers on a ‘no win no fee basis’. This means if the claim is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay any solicitors’ fees. If the claim is successful and you receive back pay, 22.5% + VAT will be used to pay for their work. This is explained in the terms and the conditions of the agreement.
Will I definitely win?
We believe (and so do our legal partners) that there is a good basis for the claim. We cannot guarantee you will win. No legal claim is certain to win. But if you do not win, there is no cost to you.
How long before I get my money?
That will depend on how hard Tesco fight the claim. It can be months (and sometimes a few years) for equal pay claims to be completed.
Who are Pay Justice?
We are a specialist company committed to helping people get their legal rights to fair pay. We are formally registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a ‘Claims Management Company’. Our work is also funded as part of legal fees.
If you win the case, won't everyone win compensation anyway?
Tesco have no legal obligation to pay back pay unless you have brought a claim, and they are unlikely to do this voluntarily. If the claims are successful Tesco will have to remedy the pay gap. This could either be through raising the pay of those in stores, or through lowering the pay in distribution centres.
Could I incur any costs?If you decide to end this agreement after a period of 14 days after signing your DBA, you agree to pay your share of the Solicitors’ charges- which will be calculated based on the hours incurred by them. If you decide to cancel before the end of this 14-day period, you will not incur any legal fees.Please note that in certain circumstances, the claimants may be required to contribute to Tesco’s costs. Harcus Parker Employment will advise you about this separately.
How is Pay Justice paid?
We are paid by the Solicitors, Harcus Parker Employment, who represent you in court. Pay Justice will never ask claimants for money. The only scenarios in which claimants will incur any cost from the Solicitors are if the claim is successful, or if the DBA is terminated more than 14 days after signing.
Please be assured that strong victimisation laws are in place to protect you from any negative action being taken against you for bringing a claim. If you have any concerns about this or any other questions about the claim, you can call us and speak to our legal team in confidence.