Tesco faces £2.5bn bill after staff win equal pay dispute

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Grocery giant Tesco is facing the prospect of a £2.5bn bill after the European Court of Justice backed thousands of current and former shopfloor workers in a mammoth equal pay lawsuit.

The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) ruled yesterday in favour of thousands of Tesco staff, mainly women, that EU law could be relied on in making equal pay claims against their employer.

Staff had argued that they failed to receive equal pay for work of equal value compared with their predominantly male warehouse counterparts. 

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