Element v Tesco Stores Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEAT 165
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimants were store-based employees who are predominately female. The basis of the claim related to equal pay and parity with those who worked in the distribution centres of the respondent who were mostly male.
The claimants made a claim stating that the jobs should be rated as equivalent and that the work was of equal value. The basis of the claim was as a result of an informal exercise which was carried out in 2014. This ranked the two roles together. The issue for the EAT here was whether the informal exercise carried out was a job evaluation study within the ambit of the Equality Act 2010. If it was then it would allow the claimants
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