United Kingdom -Women win equal pay claim against Birmingham City Council and Abdulla Group -October 25, 2012

174 women who brought a breach of equal pay law to the high court in 2010 have won their case. The women, working in female dominated professions, were denied bonuses that were granted to colleagues in male dominated professions. The judgement is considered ground breaking because it was accepted despite the women having left the employment of the council and the Abdulla group 2 to 6 years before the start of the case. Most equal pay cases are brought before the employment tribunal, which only accepts complaints that are filed less than six months after leaving employment. The high court accepts cases up to six years after employment but has not accepted equal pay cases before. The ruling opens up legal redress for many more British women.

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