The law on equal pay for men and women not only states that men and women should be paid the same for the same job, but also that they should be paid the same for doing work of equal value. This applies to pay and also to other terms and conditions, such as bonus payments, holidays and sick leave.
Claims currently brought against other retailers are based on the work of predominantly female store workers doing work of equal value to that of higher-paid, mainly male workers in distribution centres.
An employer must pay men and women equally, unless they can show a legally acceptable reason for not doing so. Such a reason could be, for example, that there is a market shortage of workers and the employer has to pay more to certain workers in order to attract enough people to keep their business running.
A comparator is a worker of the opposite sex who is paid more for the same job or work of equal value. Identifying a comparator is one of the ingredients needed to make a successful equal pay claim.
No, men working in the stores can claim too.
You can still claim so long as you left within the last 6 years.
The current campaign is for all store workers. You cannot make a claim if you work in the distribution centre.
It is possible that Brexit will affect your claim, but not immediately. Roscoe Reid will keep you updated of any changes which may affect your claim.
It is against the law to dismiss a worker for the sole reason that they are bringing an equal pay claim. Your individual line manager may not even know that you are bringing a claim, as the claims are typically dealt with by the Head Office and not by individual stores.
Morrisons will only be aware that you’re bringing a claim against them once you instruct us to proceed with your claim and we have submitted it to the court.
Roscoe Reid will write to you and confirm if and when this has been done.
Basically, we will not charge you anything for our services unless you receive compensation. If you are successful, we will take take a percentage of your compensation as our fees. We will send you a copy of our damages based agreement which sets out the terms and conditions that apply.
You should read this carefully so that you understand how our charging structure works.
Depending on whether Morrisons are willing to settle claims early or not, it could take anywhere from months to years for equal pay claims to be paid out.
We believe there is a good basis for your claim. However, we cannot guarantee it but if you don’t win then our no win no fee agreement means that you will not have to pay anything to us (see terms and conditions).
Our dedicated team is led by very experienced and top-rated litigation lawyers and supported by a team of excellent claims advisers.
Over the years, our lawyers have settled thousands of equal pay claims worth many millions, drawing on years of experience representing clients in high value and complex disputes. We know how to negotiate hard to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.