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Asda could face consumer backlash as it enforces new contracts
The retailer, owned by US giant Walmart, has been at the centre of a lengthy and high-profile row over the imposition of the new contracts, which it says help it remain competitive in a "challenging market".

The hashtag boycottAsda has been trending on Twitter after one employee, Duncan Carson, announced his bid to take legal action against the supermarket, which is being warned that its actions might trigger a consumer backlash in the crucial run-up to Christmas.

ACAS fail, as is the custom: 'Why I want to sue Asda over new employment contract'
"I have an appointment with my union officer on Thursday to start the process," he said.
"We are working with every individual member with a view to lodging a claim," [GMB regional officer Neil Derrick] said, which might be based on unfair dismissal, sex discrimination or potentially disability discrimination.
However, Sarah Crowther, a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, noted that other retailers had made similar contract changes and that they were perfectly [?] legal. She said employees that refused to accept the changes had two potential ways to make a claim: unfair dismissal or indirect discrimination [?].
"Business needs" vs "market power": Asda To Be Sued Over New Employment Contracts...
"Whilst the frustration with the major changes is entirely understandable, it is not illegal and does not violate any of the Employment laws under the English legal system provided that proper process was followed."

o. That's new.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Nov 10th, 2019 at 07:52:01 PM EST
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