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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #775 on: 09-02-20, 11:07AM »
The wheels of justice turn exceedingly slow, I can personally vouch for that.
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #776 on: 09-02-20, 01:58PM »
The next hearing in an email I had from Leigh Day is not until October, but they seem very upbeat of a positive outcome regarding this.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #777 on: 09-02-20, 02:36PM »
That will be 5 years by then🙈 probably another 5 to get the actual outcome from it all.
Thanks for the update anyways👍👍

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #778 on: 09-02-20, 03:28PM »
"The wheels of justice turn exceedingly slow, I can personally vouch for that."

Just look at Jarndyce v Jarndyce!   :o
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #779 on: 02-04-20, 03:49PM »
Just received email from Leigh Day.
Title of it says a lot "TESCO SCORES YOUR JOB AS MORE DEMANDING THAN JOBS IN THE DC".
In comparison made by Tesco i score 456pts in 2014 vs 181pts  of asembly/picker in DC.(higher means better).

" Tesco argues that we can’t rely on this document to show your work is rated as equal to male DC workers. We disagree. A 7 day hearing will take place in October to decide whether we can rely on this evaluation. Please let us know if you would be interested in attending the October hearing to hear Tesco’s top executives give evidence on the scoring that they completed in 2014. 

If we can rely on the scoring we wouldn’t need an expert to show that the jobs evaluated are of equal value; Tesco will have done that for us. This would speed up the resolution of these claims. Even if we cannot rely on it, it is good evidence that store roles are of equal value to those in the DC."


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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #780 on: 02-04-20, 04:09PM »
I had that email to.  What is your role if u don't mind me asking. I'm a checkout t support.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #781 on: 02-04-20, 07:59PM »
Comparison was made while i was a team leader, nights.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #782 on: 03-04-20, 11:20PM »
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #783 on: 07-10-20, 10:03AM »
https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/10/latest-tesco-equal-pay-hearing-could-see-payouts-years-earlier-than-expected/

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The claimants – represented by law firm Leigh Day – allege this study developed by Tesco’s own Reward Managers in 2014 found that 22 hourly-paid store roles were equivalent to higher-paid distribution centre roles.

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“This is a highly unusual scenario where Tesco is now backpedalling and criticising its own study,” Leigh Day employment solicitor Lara Kennedy said.

A blast(report) from the past certainly appears to be a Tesco OOOPS moment.  :-[
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #784 on: 17-01-21, 12:18PM »
https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/equal-pay-tesco-ordered-to-disclose-warehouse-staff-pay-information/

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On Wednesday (13 January), the EAT dismissed an appeal the supermarket giant bought against an earlier ruling by an employment tribunal, which said Tesco must hand over the information it holds concerning warehouse workers’ activities, job descriptions and rates of pay.

Another step forward  :)
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #785 on: 17-01-21, 06:50PM »
That is good.

However, I think it was a big blow a few months back when it was ruled that Tesco's own report saying that roles in store were as valuable as roles in distribution couldn't be used in court. That could have been a massive gamechanger and saved a lot of time in court. As it is, I think things will just continue to be dragged through the courts for years and years with everything getting appealed and appealed again, until ultimately us employees lose the case.

How are the ASDA employees getting on all these years later? Still not got a penny have they?

Fingers crossed though as this pandemic has really brought to light some of the s**t store employees have to face on a day to day basis along with their manual work of actually getting things to the shop floor and onto the shelf or whatever other things staff have to do.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #786 on: 18-01-21, 11:22AM »
On the 11th Jan 2021 The President of the employment tribunal upheld the decision for Tesco to provide the documents needed for Leigh Day and now only have the Court of appeal left to go to directly. There is a zoom meeting for Leigh Day claimants Feb 4th 2021 if they wish to put any questions forward and they will explain in detail what is going on.
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #787 on: 18-01-21, 11:24PM »
Still long way. Asda is ahead with claim. They won 1 stage of 3.
Need to win all 3 to be successful.

1. Are the roles comparable?
2. If the roles are comparable, are they of equal value?
3. If they are of equal value, is there a reason other than sex discrimination that means the roles should not be paid equally?

Example of equal pay claim from past is the one from Glasgow. It took 12 years only.