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Join the SAINSBURY’S EQUAL 

PAY claim

Did Sainsbury's shortchange you on pay?

If so, Join the Claim to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Sainsbury’s is accused of illegally paying its distribution centre employees more than its store workers. Lawyers have launched group action claims to help affected employees get back the wages they should have received. If successful, this legal action could result in Sainsbury’s having to pay thousands of pounds in backpay to its workers. 

The pay differences at Sainsbury’s may be linked to gender, but both male and female employees on the shop floor could have a claim. 

What do we know about the Sainsbury’s equal pay claim? 

  • In the UK, employers have to pay men and women equal pay for equal work. 
  • Legal experts believe that in-store and warehouse staff at Sainsbury’s perform jobs of equal value and therefore deserve equal pay. But Sainsbury’s pays its distribution centre staff between £1.50 to £4.00 an hour more than its store staff. 
  • If this case is successful, current and former employees who have made a lawsuit against the supermarket chain could be owed in excess of £24,000. 

Are you eligible to join the Sainsbury’s equal pay compensation claim?  

Could you qualify to join the NO-WIN, NO-FEE Sainsbury’s equal pay compensation claim? Find out instantly with our easy-to-use eligibility checker! 

If you have a claim, register your interest and we’ll connect you with a UK law firm running a Sainsbury’s equal pay group action.

How it works

Check your eligibility

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a Sainsbury’s equal pay group action claim.

Register your interest

If you have a potential claim, register your interest and we’ll keep you updated about this case.

Join the Claim

Your matchmaker for justice, if eligible, we’ll pair you with a regulated law firm running a suitable claim

Join the Claim

Find out if you could join a no-win, no-fee Sainsbury’s equal pay claim.  

It will only take a few minutes and there’s no obligation to proceed. 

You could have ANOTHER equal pay claim.  

If you have worked at any of these stores, you could qualify for more than one equal pay claim.  

How it works

Check your eligibility

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a Sainsbury’s equal pay group action claim.

Register your interest

If you have a potential claim, register your interest and we’ll keep you updated about this case.

Join the Claim

Your matchmaker for justice, if eligible, we’ll pair you with a regulated law firm running a suitable claim

Latest updates on the Sainsbury’s equal pay scandal

  • April 2023

    Sainsbury’s bid to halt an equal pay lawsuit on a technicality was thrown out by the Court of Appeal 

  • September 2021

    The supermarket admitted that the roles done by shop floor workers were as tough as those by higher-paid warehouse staff. Sainsbury’s case now rests on its ability to show that the roles are not of equal value, or that the reason for the pay difference is not based on gender. 

  • 2015

    Female shop floor workers launched an equal pay claim against Sainsbury's. 

We’ll provide more updates on the fight for justice in the Sainsbury’s equal pay case as they occur.  

Sainsbury's equal pay FAQs

Despite doing jobs of equal value, Sainsbury’s pays its store staff as much as £4 an hour less than its distribution centre staff. This is a breach of the Equality Act 2010, which states that employers must pay employees in comparable roles equally.  

No. While the supermarket giant pays its (predominantly male) warehouse staff more than its (predominantly female) store workers, both men and women can join the Sainsbury’s equal pay claim 

Yes. If you have worked at a Sainsbury’s store at any time in the last six years, you may be eligible to make an equal pay claim. 

No, your employer cannot fire you, or treat you any differently for joining an equal pay claim.  

If you are currently working or have previously worked at a Sainsbury’s store at any time in the last six years, you may qualify to make an equal pay claim. 

We cannot say how much compensation you might get if you win your Sainsbury’s equal pay claim. However, we believe that Sainsbury’s could owe many current and former store workers thousands of pounds in equal pay compensation. If you have a claim, you could be owed in excess of £24,000. 

In the UK, if a group of people have experienced loss, or otherwise been harmed by an organisation’s law breaking, they can come together to fight for justice. Levelling the playing field when standing up to big businesses, group actions prove that there is strength in numbers. At Join the Claim, we bring consumers and law firms together to ensure these group actions are as powerful as possible. 

We won’t charge you a single penny. And we ensure any law firms we connect you with operate on a no-win-no-fee basis.  

About Join the Claim

At Join the Claim, we unite law firms and individuals to ensure powerful group action claims. We are not a law firm, but we help ensure people get straightforward access to compensation.  

Think of us as the ultimate matchmaker for justice. Shining a spotlight on the latest and biggest consumer wrongdoings and making eligibility checks a breeze, we connect you with the law firms ready to fight for you.  

We won’t charge you a single penny when you sign up to join a claim, but we might take a fee from the law firms we introduce you to. 

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