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Morrisons facing equal pay claim worth over £1 billion

Makbool Javaid

Leigh Day has lodged claims with Acas for female staff in Morrisons stores who believe they are paid less than men in the distribution centres for work of equal value. Leigh Day believe that employees working in the predominantly male-dominated distribution centres are paid considerably more than the largely female-staffed stores. The firm is awaiting a response from Morrisons requesting Pay and Gender information for workers. Around 80,000 store staff are eligible to claim and if Morrisons’ actions are found to be unlawful, Leigh Day say that back pay could be in excess of £1 billion. Leigh Day is currently representing over 30,000 shop-floor workers in equal pay claims against Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA, who all face similar claims of discrepancies in pay between the predominantly male staffed distribution centres and the mainly female staffed stores.

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