One of the UK’s largest supermarkets, Tesco, has come under fire over the last 5 years as 5,000 claimants bring equal pay claims against the supermarket. These claims may result in £2.5 billion of backpay, with each claimant potentially receiving £10,000. Tesco is not the only supermarket facing backlash against pay discrimination; Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Co-op are all battling ongoing cases.
Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination. This raises long-standing concerns about the judiciary’s composition and will potentially trigger more substantive discourse on diversity in the legal profession.