Men and women must be paid the same even if they do work of equal value – right

In a court case against the British retail group Tesco Stores, women achieved partial success in their request for fair pay: According to the European Court of Justice, they can rely on the principle of equal pay between men and women anchored in EU law with their employer. This also applies if not “the same”, but only “equivalent work” is paid differently (ECJ 3.6.2021, C-624/19 – Tesco Stores).