Robin Allen QC and Jonathan Mitchell QC secure major victory for 6,500 women in equal pay dispute worth £100m


Robin Allen QC and Jonathan Mitchell QC successfully acted for thousands of women workers in a long-standing equal pay dispute against Glasgow City Council.

Around 6,500 women are now expected to share a substantial pay deal worth up to £100 million.

The decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in J MacDonald & Others v Glasgow City Council  will have far reaching impact on other local authorities that fall foul of the equal pay laws.

The EAT in Edinburgh heard how 6,500 female staff at the Council were paid less than their male colleagues despite the Council’s introduction of a new wage structure that was designed to close the salary gap but failed to achieve parity between male and female workers’ salaries.

The EAT ruled that Glasgow City Council failed to properly equalise its pay structure and failed to give proper protection to the women.

For press coverage see: Thousands of women to share equal pay deals worth an estimated £100m