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6 December 2021 What are the implications of the recent Tesco equal pay ruling?

All of the ‘big four’ supermarkets have seen equal pay claims submitted. The majority of these cases involve workers arguing that they have not been paid equally compared to distribution centres of the business.

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30 March 2021 Equal pay at ASDA stores - appeal to the Supreme Court unsuccessful

35,000 workers working in ASDA’s retail business sought to compare themselves to workers at distribution depots for equal pay purposes. Find out more about this Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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23 October 2020 Face coverings – FAQs for retail, hospitality and leisure

September has seen the introduction of compulsory face coverings for staff working within the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors in England in attempts to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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14 January 2020 More protection required for retailer workers as violence is on the rise, according to latest statistics

Following an MP debate on 5 November 2019, the government is due to release long-awaited guidance as to how it intends to protect workers in the retail industry against violence, harassment and abuse.

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20 October 2016 Equal pay at ASDA Stores - comparing apples to oranges?

In one of the first group equal pay claims in the private sector, the Employment Tribunal has determined that over 7,000 ASDA store workers (predominantly female) are able to compare themselves to distribution workers (predominantly male).

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10 October 2016 Court of Appeal confirms holiday pay must take account of commission

The long awaited judgment from the Court of Appeal (CA) in the case of British Gas Trading Limited v Lock & ors has now been published.

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25 February 2016 Employees entitled to holiday pay which takes account of commission

The EAT has given judgment in the case of Lock & ors v British Gas Trading Limited, which looked at whether an employee’s holiday pay should take into account commission

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22 December 2015 Requirement to speak only in English at work not always discrimination

The claimant was working in an environment which tested on animals. The respondent had been subject to attention from animal rights activists in the past and the claimant had been acting unusually

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The impact of the election on employment law - In house lawyers - spring 2015

Approaching the general election, James Tait summarises what each political party promises to deliver in relation to employment law and considers how the different policies will impact your business.

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9 April 2015 Disclosures in the public interest where only a small group is affected

Mr Nurmohamed told senior managers he believed his employer had deliberately misstated £2-3 million of costs and liabilities, affecting the earnings of 100 senior managers, including himself.

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