Warning to council in York
5:45am 28th May 2010
Is the council in York about to get thumped with another huge bill?
Well that's what Employment Solicitor David Scott predicts will happen, if the authority doesn't address its equal pay claims.
He says it's only right that inequalities should be tackled and compensation paid for mistakes.
Councillor Scott has told Minster fm:
“I have been warning the authority for over a year that it needed to get its act together if it was to avoid potential claims. As an employment solicitor as well as a Councillor, I know only too well of the dangers of litigation for the council and its finances.
“It is only a matter of a month or so that we saw Birmingham City Council was likely to have to pay out record sums for equal pay claims. York should not allow itself to have the same problems. The affect of these additional claims could place a significant strain on the council’s budget.
“It is only right that all councils, including York, should address pay inequalities and pay compensation for past mistakes. I accept that historically all parties have been guilty of failing to address the problems of equal pay, however all the claims that can now be made fall squarely at the door of this Lib Dem administration”.
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