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Landmark ruling could see millions claimed

The Supreme Court has told Birmingham City Council it must abide by a previous High Court ruling that it underpaid former female employees, which could pave the way for huge compensation claims.

It's a landmark ruling that could see millions handed out in claims by Birmingham and other councils.

In 2007 and 2008 about 5000 women were given tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.

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Birmingham council equal pay dispute decision today

Birmingham City Council finds out today if hundreds of equal pay claims are to be 'struck out' Credit: ITV Central

Birmingham City Council will find out today whether it has been successful in appealling a legal bid to have hundreds of equal pay claims 'struck out'.

It follows an ongoing dispute over equal pay by some of its female staff. If it is unsuccessful, thousands of potential claimants, could bring their claims through the civil court.

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