- 21 December 2020
Monica Atwal takes an in-depth look at the Next Equal Pay case and the news that documents relating to the case had been destroyed in a thought leadership article published in Governance and Compliance Magazine.
The equal pay case against Next, and other retailers, like Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op, are not cases where the females are doing exactly the same job as males and getting paid less. Such cases are referred to as ‘like work’ cases. These are equal pay cases where employees working in generally male dominated distribution centres are paid more than the largely female store workers. The retail v distribution are claims of equal value. On the face of it the roles are different, but the argument is that the work of retail shop workers is of ‘equal value’ of the staff who work in the distribution centres, both groups contributing equally to the success of the business. From information in the cases and the public domain, it is alleged there is a pay difference of between £1- £4 per hour, but these are based on historic pay data. View the full article
“Major retailer accused of destroying key documents in equal pay cases!” That is one way to grab attention with headlines, and it worked, resulting in much publicity.
This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full General Notices on our website.
About this article
SubjectEqual Pay Case – Document Destruction
Published21 December 2020
Read, listen and watch our latest insights
- 28 February 2024
- Commercial Real Estate
Hidden risks in serviced office agreements
This is usually a fully furnished and equipped office space that is managed by a facility management company and made available for short-term or long-term rentals to businesses, varying from one week to a year, or even longer.
- 27 February 2024
Changing Attitudes to Menopause
We have set out some answers to the frequently asked questions that employers ask when considering how to support a menopausal employee.
- 22 February 2024
Time to take the heat off menopausal women
On 22 February 2024, the EHRC released guidance and resources for employers designed to help employers understand their legal obligations in relation to supporting workers experiencing menopausal symptoms.
- 22 February 2024
Talking Employment Law: What to do if you’re at risk of redundancy
In this podcast, Harry Berryman and Rebecca Dowle, members of the employment team, will talk through the steps that need to be taken for a redundancy to be fair and the range of criteria that can be used when determining which employees will be made redundant.
- 21 February 2024
FAQs Partner Visa UK
Discover the UK Spouse Visa: eligibility, finances, relationship criteria, and the latest updates in 2024 for a successful application.