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Can I claim pay although I left Birmingham city council

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Can I claim for equal pay although I left Birmingham city council in December 2oo2 after working for 18 years
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Hello is there any reason you did not claim after leaving or whilst working for them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did not know I could claim until recently
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Regardless of whether you knew that you could make a claim or not, there are legal time limits in place within which a claim must be made. For equal pay claims a claim must be made either during the employment within which the claim has arisen, or if it has ended, within 6 months after such employment has terminated. If you were incapacitated (i.e. having a mental illness for example, which meant you do not have legal capacity) and could not make a claim within the 6 months after termination, an extension could be granted which runs for 6 months after the incapacity has ended. So if your employment ended in 2002, you would have had to make a claim within 6 months after the termination of your employment, unless you can show that you have lacked legal capacity for the 14 years since your employment ended. I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you were hoping for, however I do have a duty to be honest and explain the law as it actually stands. This does mean delivering bad news from time to time. I hope you understand and would be happy to provide any further clarification if needed. If you are still satisfied with the level of service you have received I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating by selecting 3, 4 or 5 starts at the top of the page. Thank you
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Hello, do you need any further assistance or are you happy with the above response? Look forward to hearing from you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Thank you all the best
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