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Leading employment lawyers host equal pay event for Bolton supermarket workers

Law firm Leigh Day, which represents supermarket workers in the UK's largest equal pay claims against the five biggest supermarkets, will be at the Holiday Inn in Bolton on Thursday 30 May 2019 to speak to supermarket workers about the firm's case for equal pay against Tesco.

Posted on 24 May 2019

The drop-in event will allow for past and present store workers at the ten stores in Bolton to ask questions and get information about the claim from a Leigh Day lawyer.

The Tesco workers argue that the work carried out in stores is of equal value to that carried out in Tesco distribution centres, which is predominantly carried out by men, and so should be equally paid.  

Anyone who works in an hourly paid store role, or has done so within the last 6 months, can potentially make a claim. Men as well as women can claim. 

Leigh Day represents over 30,000 store worker from the big five supermarkets – Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and the Co-Op - in similar equal pay cases.

Lara Kennedy, solicitor in Leigh Day’s employment team, said:

“We believe that Tesco is underpaying workers in their stores. Our clients are asking to be paid equally to those who are working in the distribution centres as they believe they are doing work of equal value. 

“Leigh Day continues their commitment to getting equal pay for our clients as the law states that women and men doing work of equal value should be paid the same.

“The event will be an opportunity for store employees from Tesco past and present to ask questions and receive information on how they can join the claim against Tesco to fight for equal and fair pay.”

Leigh Day has created its own dedicated website for its equal pay claims to bring together all the information about the legal challenges in one place. EqualPayNow.co.uk includes information on how to sign up to the claims, explains the law around equal pay and answers frequently asked questions.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton BL1 2EW between 10am – 6pm on Thursday 30 May 2019.