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"Tesco staff in Tayside and Fife could claim thousands in legal dispute over equal pay" The Courier

Thousands of Tesco employees across Tayside and Fife could claim up to £38 million in a legal dispute over equal pay.

The Courier

Emma Crichton

7 January 2020

"A group of current and former employees of the supermarket have mounted a challenge seeking back pay as store staff are paid up to £3 per hour less than those in warehouses and distribution centres.

Although the pay is not determined by gender, the UK-wide Tesco Action Group is arguing this breaches the Equality Act 2010 as store workers are predominantly female, whereas most warehouse staff are men.

In Tayside and Fife, campaigners estimate around 7,600 past and present employees could be entitled to a claim, with potential payouts worth just over £38 million in total."

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