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Updated to include information on Asda Stores v Brierley and others, in which the EAT held that supermarket employees were able to compare their work with that of depot workers.
Asda has lost an employment tribunal ruling in a case involving thousands of workers in supermarkets who sought to compare themselves with higher-paid men in distribution centres.
In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others  IRLR 709 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, although employment tribunals have the power to grant an indefinite stay of proceedings, there was no requirement for a tribunal to do so merely because the respondent wanted to have equal pay claims against it heard in the High Court rather than the tribunal.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the employment tribunal has no power to stay proceedings indefinitely for the purpose of compelling the claimants to bring a new action in the High Court.
The Supreme Court has held that the fact that the work of the claimants' chosen comparators has to be carried on in a different place of work out of necessity is no barrier to bringing an equal pay claim.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
The Court of Session has held that a group of administrative and clerical female workers making equal pay claims against a local authority were on "common terms and conditions" with a group of male manual workers who were based in different locations.
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