|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 229 (Oct)|
|Neutral Citation:|| UKSC 47|
Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed and Lord Carnwath
|Representation||Andrew Short QC and Naomi Ling (instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for the claimants.|
|Paul Espstein QC, Louise Chudleigh and Nathan Caiden (instructed by Birmingham City Council Legal and Democratic Services) for the authority.|
|Judgment Dates:||24 October 2012|
Employment - Equality of treatment of men and women - Equal pay for equal work - Equality clause - Disputes as to, and enforcement of, requirement of equal treatment - Proceedings more conveniently disposed of in employment tribunal - Employees bringing equal pay claim in time in High Court - Claim out of time in tribunal - Employers seeking declaration that High Court had no jurisdiction to determine employees' claims - High Court and Court of Appeal ruling in employees' favour - Whether lower courts in error - Whether more convenient for employees' claims to be disposed of by tribunal - Whether fact employees' claims out of time in tribunal relevant consideration in exercise of discretion - Whether reasons for not bringing in time claims before tribunal relevant consideration - .