New fair pay ruling could cost Asda dear
Asda, which has stores in Morecambe and Lancaster, could be facing pay claims from more than 7,000 shop workers following a recent decision by the Employment Tribunal in Manchester.
In November 2014 it was reported that around 1,000 equal pay claims had been lodged in the Employment Tribunals against Asda with thousands more in the pipeline.
The claims arose from female shop-floor staff who argued that they were being underpaid compared to their male colleagues employed in distribution centres for carrying out effectively the same role but in reverse.
Following the Employment Tribunal decision, shop workers can now proceed with claims for equal pay against the supermarket, which could cost Asda more than £100million dating back to 2002.