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Women's Equal Pay Ruling

In a landmark move the Supreme Court has allowed 174 women to continue with their claims for equal pay compensation against their former employer Birmingham City Council.

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"A great day for equality" say equal pay lawyers

The lawyers acting for the 170 women who brought the original case against Birmingham City Council say this marks "an historic decision".

"This is a great day for equality and for all those women massively underpaid over many years within public and private organisations.

"Birmingham Council should now do the decent thing and settle the claims. They saved money by underpaying ex-workers for so many years, and so should now stop wasting taxpayers’ money fighting court cases they cannot win."

– CHRIS BENSON, PARTNER LEIGH DAY & CO

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