We are involved in a legal case about pay and the comparison of different jobs. You may have read about it in the news.
These are the facts
About 7,000 of our current and former hourly paid store colleagues, both male and female, have brought this case against us.
The case is about whether the work retail colleagues do in our stores is of “equal value” to the work logistics colleagues do in our distribution centres.
We do not agree with the claims.
Men and women doing the same job in our stores are paid the same.
Men and women doing the same job in our distribution centres are paid the same.
Working at Asda
Asda is an equal opportunities employer with more than 170,000 colleagues. We focus on developing an accessible “family” atmosphere in our stores and have a strong diversity policy that seeks to foster the success of both women and men.
Asda is recognised as a great place to work. In fact, over the past year alone, Asda has received the following accolades:
- Excellence in Diversity Awards, Diverse Company (May 2015)
- Times Top 50 Employers for Women (April 2015)
- Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards (May 2015)
- Stonewall Top 100 Most Inclusive Employers in Britain (January 2016)
- Top Employers Institute United Kingdom 2016 Certification (February 2016)
What happens next?
Legal cases like this are complicated. They can take a very long time to sort out but we want to keep you updated on progress.
When we have new information to share we’ll put it on this website.