'Landmark' equal pay ruling

The Supreme Court has ruled that 174 claimants who used to work for Birmingham City Council can launch equal pay compensation claims past the current six-month time limit. Lawyers for the former employees have described the judgment as a "landmark."

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Lawyers hail ruling as: 'A great day for equality'

The Lawyers acting for the 170 women and four men who brought the original case against Birmingham City Council have called the ruling, "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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