Employment

Reports suggest that Tesco is set to face a £4bn equal pay claim from store staff (mainly female) who allege that they should be paid the same as distribution centre workers (mainly male). Asda and Sainsbury’s are facing similar claims. Can store work be ‘equal’ to warehouse work? Potentially. The Asda claims have been running for some… Read more »

Employment

Following the Supreme Court’s decision that tribunal fees were unlawful, the government refund scheme for tribunal fees is now open for both claimants and respondents. Background On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the employment tribunal fee regime was unlawful as it prevented access to justice (our blog gives more information on that decision). Tribunals immediately stopped… Read more »

Employment

Back in October of last year, a tribunal dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that its drivers were self-employed, rather than workers. Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, but lost. Indications are that Uber intends to appeal to the Supreme Court. Why does employment status matter? Employees, workers and the self-employed have different levels… Read more »

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