SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons, which has stores in Malvern, Droitwich and Evesham, is facing more claims for equal pay from its staff after a law firm announced it was preparing cases on behalf of male and female workers.

Roscoe Reid said it was taking cases to court and employment tribunals on behalf of current and former store workers who say they have been paid less than colleagues doing comparable jobs.

The claims will cover pay, bonuses, holidays and sick leave, said the law firm.

Ellie Pinnells, of Roscoe Reid, said: "There is a clear case that female roles have been underpaid for a long time and employees are very likely to win their equal pay cases."

Law firm Leigh Day is also seeking compensation for women in Morrisons stores who believe they are paid less than men in distribution centres for equal work.

Asda recently lost the latest round of a long-running legal battle with its staff over equal pay.

The retail giant challenged an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that jobs in Asda stores are comparable with those in the firm's distribution centres.