K & Ors v Tesco Stores Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay
Issues covered: Equal Pay; Direct Effect

The claimants in this case involved around 6,000 current and former workers for the respondent who worked in the stores.   The basis of the claim by the female claimants was that their work was of equal value of the work undertaken by their male colleagues in the distribution centres. The case before the European Court of Justice was a preliminary reference from the case that has been going through the domestic courts.   The claimant’s raised arguments based upon the equal pay provisions within the Equality Act 2010 as well as Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.  Article 157 states:

‘Each Member State shall ensure that the principle

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This article is correct at 08/06/2021

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