European law applies to Tesco equal pay case, court rules - People Management

Jeremy Coy, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, employment law team.
Jeremy Coy
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Thousands of Tesco staff, mostly women, brought an equal pay case to tribunal arguing they are not being paid equally for work of equal value compared to colleagues, mostly men, who work in the supermarket's distribution centres.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said the 'single source' test under EU law, does apply to UK businesses. This is where work done in different locations can be compared for the purposes of equal pay if there is a 'single source' for the terms and conditions of employment.

Russell-Cooke associate Jeremy Coy comments in People Management that this judgment is not a final victory for the claimants.

European law applies to Tesco equal pay case, court rules is available to read on the People Management website. Jeremy's comments were also included in the print edition of The Daily Telegraph on 4 June 2021.

Jeremy is an associate solicitor in the employment team. He has experience acting for large institutional employers as well as small and medium size businesses.

Jeremy also advises employees and senior executives, often at short notice on sensitive workplace issues such as restrictive covenants, discrimination and pay related disputes on bonuses, commission and incentive plans. He has particular experience in advising on settlement agreements and negotiating favourable severance payments for employees.

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