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BarryZola

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #750 on: 03-08-19, 08:30PM »
Just to be clear, those who are signed up through Leigh Day are only doing so in a 'No Win, No Fee' capacity. If the staff claiments lose their case, they have no fees to pay. If the case is won by the employees then Leigh Day get their 25% cut from every staff member claiment's winnings. This is why it is a worthwhile enterprise for Leigh Day. If it comes off for them they will make millions in exchange for their legal expertise and time. There is no risk to individuals signed up through leigh Day unless you try to leave them half way through litigation or something extremely stupid like that.
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #751 on: 04-08-19, 01:34AM »
That's my thinking. If tesco do have to pay out then the employees who didn't use a claims company could be better off than the ones that did.

No, because even with paying 25% it works out better to join through Leigh Day.  Leigh Day claims get backdated 6 years from claim received plus the time it takes to resolve (in my particular case that will be 2012 until est resolution date 2022); whereas a private claim after the ruling will be no more than 6 years and may be capped.  In my case the Leigh Day option provides better compensation regardless of the 25%.  Someone did comment somewhere within this thread that the more people who sign up the percentage goes down, however I've not read this from Leigh Day but from a comment made in this forum.
I had break down of the fees when i receive my documents. There was note that the more sign in fees might go down.
Out of my head i found somewhere on gov website that , tha the law is constructed in that way to benefit those who will seek court solution. As said earlier its similar to PPI.
 Anyone, who will not join claim, will not receive a single penny. They will  benefit from new higher pay if tesco establish it. If Tesco loose case then lawyers will start working around to protect company from further looses.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #752 on: 04-08-19, 04:29PM »
The court case is for the back pay not the pay rise that will come from it. So if you are not in the pay claim then you wont get any money unless you do your own claim and court case.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #753 on: 04-08-19, 04:48PM »
Yes and once you threaten to do this tesco will pay out as they know they will lose anyway if it goes to court.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #754 on: 27-08-19, 11:59PM »
In our recent talks with Tesco, they say that UK law isn’t clear when it comes to paying you equally. We think this is just further reason to deny paying you and your colleagues equal pay.

The UK’s equal pay laws are strengthened by EU law so, on behalf of store staff, we are asking the European Court of Justice to clarify an important part of law which will make it easier to bring equal pay claims for people like you.

We hope that a judgment from the European Court of Justice will make clear the rights of store workers to bring these claims.

It is hoped that even if a no deal Brexit goes ahead, given the application is made before the 31st October, then any positive ruling which may be a year or more away will be respected by the UK courts and UK employers.

 

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #755 on: 30-08-19, 06:36PM »
Would you recommend workers that have only been in Tescos a few months sign up to this claim? I'm male by the way.

Also would your managers be notified of your complaint? And is there anything legally stopping me talking about the claim to other colleagues?

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #756 on: 30-08-19, 10:15PM »
It can't hurt can it.

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« Reply #757 on: 31-08-19, 12:16AM »
Just worried managers would be notified of me joining the claim?

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« Reply #758 on: 31-08-19, 09:44AM »
Why worry what the managers think.  I honestly don’t believe any of them worry about us.  They can’t bully you or victimise you as your doing nothing wrong.  If the company treated its staff in the right way there wouldn’t be the need for constant claims against them.  Myself personally you have to start up look after yourself.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #759 on: 31-08-19, 09:31PM »
I wouldn't worry my mates wife is still working full time and even got promotion last year despite receiving £17,395 compensation (she was paid less than her male colleagues!)

https://www.itv.com/news/central/topic/equal-pay/

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