In Britain, women employees at the nation’s largest supermarket chain have filed a massive pay equity suit, alleging that for decades they’ve been paid less than their male counterparts for similar work. This is Kim Element, a longtime employee at Tesco and a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
Kim Element: “I think that although we think we have equal rights, there are times where there are such discrepancies that you can’t explain them. And I think Tesco is just one of many companies that really aren’t addressing the fact that women seem to still be paid less.”
The suit seeks to bring up to 20,000 pounds of back pay to some 200,000 current and former women employees of Tesco, which is Britain’s biggest retailer and largest private employer.