Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKSC 10
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Over 7,000, predominantly female, retail employees brought equal pay claims to the Employment Tribunal. The claim was on the basis that those workers in the distribution centres, who were predominantly male, received a greater rate of pay. The distribution centres are in different areas to the retail stores. The appeal to the Supreme Court was on the basis of a preliminary hearing to determine whether the comparison between retail and distribution staff fell in line with Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and how that had been brought into domestic law through the Equalities Act 2010 in England and Wales.
The Tribunal found that there
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