UK's Tesco faces record $5.6bn equal pay claim

Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco is facing a potential bill of up to $5.6bn in a record equal pay claim involving mainly women workers at its British stores, according to the law firm pursuing the case.

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    The UK's biggest retailer, Tesco, is facing the country's largest ever claim over equal pay.

    Thousands of employees, mainly female workers, want compensation from the company.

    The British law firm representing them says the legal challenge could cost Tesco up to four billion pounds ($5.6bn).

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.


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