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Equal pay: Asda loses appeal in court case

Supermarket giant Asda has lost an appeal in the latest development in a long-running legal dispute with staff over equal pay.
The decision means that lower paid shop staff, who are mostly women, can compare themselves with higher paid warehouse workers, who are mostly men.
Asda said it was "disappointed" with the decision and added it remained confident in its case.
A ruling over whether the work is of equal value is likely to be in May.
Leigh Day, which represented the staff, said the judgement was a "major step forward in the fair pay battle".
Asda said: "We are obviously disappointed with the decision, which relates to a preliminary issue of whether jobs in different parts of the business can be compared."
It said it had brought the appeal "because it involved complex legal issues which have never been fully tested in the private sector and we will continue to ensure this case is given the legal scrutiny it deserves".

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