Birmingham City Council v Abdulla and others [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 47
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Equal Pay; Time Limits and High Court Proceedings

The big case in terms of media interest this week is this long-running equal pay case. The question before the Supreme Court was whether the court should exercise its discretion to strike out the equal pay claims of the ex-employees, which have been brought in the High Court, on the ground that they could more conveniently be disposed of in an employment tribunal, notwithstanding the fact that the claims there would be time-barred.

The Supreme Court has rejected the Council's appeal, which means that claims outside the 6-month time limit from employment termination for tribunal claims may proceed via the High Court. It will impact on ex-employees of public bodies and larger corporations in

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This article is correct at 26/10/2012

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