Morrisons supermarkets face legal challenge linked to pay and gender
Eight Morrisons employees are challenging their employer in an equal pay row which could cost the retailer an estimated £1billion if the case is successful.
The employees are seeking compensation as they believe they are paid less than most workers in Morrison’s warehouses. It is suggested that around 80,000 employees (mostly female) could be eligible to claim back pay of millions of pounds.
Warehouse workers are paid between £1 and £4 more per hour than their colleagues working on the shop floor and it is thought that this claim may open the floodgates in thousands of gender-linked pay claims for the business as the majority of staff employed on the shop floor are female compared with predominantly male employees in the warehouses.