Lawyers 'hope that Birmingham Council will settle equal pay claims'

Lawyers acting for the 170 women have told ITV News Central that they hope Birmingham City Council will now settle the claims.

"What we hope is that Birmingham will not settle the claims - but we'll leave that to them to decide."

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'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."