Despite doing jobs that are equally demanding, Sainsbury’s pays its distribution centre staff between £1.50 to £4.00 an hour more than its store staff.
The Courts are currently looking at whether Sainsbury’s store staff are being discriminated against. If they are, affected employees could be due thousands of pounds in compensation each.
We believe that male and female store workers should be treated fairly and paid an equal wage to their colleagues in other parts of the business.
If you are currently working at a Sainsbury’s store – or if you have previously worked at a store in England or Wales in the last six years – you may qualify to join our claim.
Sainsbury’s has admitted that its store workers do roles that are comparable to their distribution centre colleagues. The supermarket giant must now prove that there is a good reason why it does not pay its store and distribution workers equally.
If Sainsbury’s cannot do this, and gender discrimination is the reason why store and distribution workers are not paid equally, Sainsbury’s may have to pay affected employees thousands of pounds in compensation each.
While female store workers will lead our equal pay case, their colleagues may also be eligible for compensation if we are successful. As such, all Sainsbury’s store workers can join our equal pay claim.
You may qualify to join our claim if:
You are/were paid on an hourly rate.
The store is/was in England or Wales.
If you have been a store employee of any at these supermarkets (in England & Wales), you might be able to join more than one claim with Keller Postman UK:
If you join our Sainsbury’s equal pay action, it is free to sign up, and you won’t pay anything if you don’t win. This is called no-win, no-fee.
No-win, no-fee means:
You don’t pay us anything upfront.
If we succeed, a portion of the damages awarded to your will cover our costs and expenses*.
If we don’t win, you don’t pay us a penny.
There are no hidden costs.
*We will thoroughly explain our fees when you register with us and before you officially join our action.
Sainsbury’s could be paying its distribution centre employees as much as £4.00 an hour more than its store staff. A successful claim could include:
We encourage you to sign-up quickly to get all the compensation you deserve. If you wait too long, you may not get all the compensation you are due, or your claim may be thrown out altogether.
If you are unsure if you have a claim, contact us to find out if you are eligible.
It is free to sign up, and you won’t pay anything if you don’t win. *
When you claim against an employer, the law automatically protects you from any act of retaliation. Sainsbury’s cannot treat you any differently for joining the claim.
Because claimants are more powerful when they join together, our group action case may increase your chances of success.
Signing up is straightforward and we make claiming compensation hassle-free.
We are a specialist group action law firm with considerable expertise standing up to big corporates.
Our lawyers have settled claims worth many millions of pounds.
To make sure those who need it have access to justice, we are running our Sainsbury’s equal pay action on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Sainsbury’s is allegedly paying its distribution centre employees as much as £4.00 an hour more than its store staff. However, these employees do comparable jobs, so Sainsbury’s should pay them equally. We are helping current and former Sainsbury’s store workers to claim compensation for the pay they have not received.
You might qualify to join our group claim if:
We will work for you under a no-win, no-fee agreement. This means:
If you are successful, our fee is up to 45% of any compensation we recover for you.
While each case is different, we believe that Sainsbury’s could owe eligible store workers thousands of pounds in compensation each.
Each claim is calculated individually on a number of factors, for example, how long you have worked for Sainsbury’s, amongst others.
No, it cannot. When you make a claim against an employer, the law protects you from any act of retaliation. Sainsbury’s cannot treat you any differently for joining the claim.
No. Joining our action is straightforward and can be completed quickly from your phone or computer.
We cannot say how long the case will take, although we anticipate that it could take several years. It will be hard-fought by Sainsbury’s, and the case will require several Court and Employment Tribunal hearings. We will provide regular updates on the claim’s progress once you formally join the Keller Postman UK equal pay claim.
When we claim on your behalf, we will seek compensation for any unpaid amounts right up until the date we settle or win your case.
If the Court finds that Sainsbury’s is not paying its store workers properly, it might insist that all workers receive equal pay in the future. But that is unlikely to cover backpay.
A successful claim could equal up to six years’ backpay from the date we start your claim and backpay from the date we begin until the claim is resolved. So, if you currently work at Sainsbury’s or have done in the past six years, it is worth joining the Keller Postman UK action. If you don’t join the group claim, you might not receive any financial compensation.
If you are interested in joining the Sainsbury’s compensation claim, sign up with Keller Postman UK to see if you are eligible. There are no registration costs and no obligation to proceed.
Yes. Anyone who has worked at a Sainsbury’s store in England or Wales in the last six years in an hourly paid job may be eligible to claim.
Yes. You can continue to work for Sainsbury’s if you join our claim. Sainsbury’s cannot fire you for pursuing a claim or treat you any differently.
Yes. If you are made redundant, you can still make an equal pay claim. We recommend that you join the claim as soon as possible to ensure you receive as much compensation as you are owed.
If you are made redundant and your employer asks you to sign documents about your redundancy or your redundancy pay, do not sign them until you have sought legal advice. Also, you must tell your legal adviser that you have issued or intend to issue an equal pay claim.
Once you have signed up to join our claim, there is nothing more you need to do. We will let you know if you are eligible and, if so, invite you to formally join our action. We will then progress the claim on your behalf.
Please keep copies of any documentation regarding your work at a Sainsbury’s store. Please also keep us informed if any of your contact information changes so we can stay in touch with you. You should also lookout for any emails from us, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
You cannot join our equal pay claim if you have signed up to a lawsuit with another firm.
We are a specialist group and multi-claimant litigation law firm with considerable expertise helping large numbers of people come together to take on big corporates. With all the knowledge and resources needed to win, our lawyers have settled claims worth many millions of pounds.
With years of experience working in commercial litigation and a genuine understanding of the inner workings of large defendants, our knowledge of the business world sets us apart from the usual group action law firm.
* We act on a strict no-win, no-fee basis. As our client, you will not pay us anything upfront. If we succeed, a portion of the damages awarded to your will cover our costs and expenses. We need to charge this fee to cover the work done on your behalf by our expert litigation lawyers to win the claim. We will thoroughly explain our fees when you register with us and before you officially join our action.