The EAT has just ruled that Asda employees working in their retail stores can compare their pay rates with those working in the store’s distribution centre, having rejected all ten grounds on which Asda had appealed the original tribunal ruling. Some commentators are describing this as a gender pay battle as most of the retail workers are female and most of those employed in distribution are men, a claim understandably dismissed by Asda. Asda has been given leave to appeal. Various retailers will be watching this case closely and we will report on the outcome in due course.