Now that thousands of female workers at ASDA have won right to bring equal pay claim it is likely that the big retailers around the country will fear similar claims. Any difference between the pay of distribution staff and shop floor employees may prompt a claim. Moreover, workers in other areas of business will perhaps inspect their wages and seek to identify any differences with their fellow workers in other departments. 

This case, however, is still at a preliminary stage and open to appeal. Equal pay claims tend to take many years to conclude which raises the question as to whether the system for dealing with equal pay needs revamping.