Bosses of NHS Lothian, in Scotland, are facing up to pay £7,000,000 out over disputes of unequal pay a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

On average, of the 18 cases resloved, the payout has been £4,100.

The Scotsman report:

NHS Lothian is facing a potential compensation bill of up to £7 million thanks to a flood of unresolved equal pay claims.

Opposition parties labelled the situation as a disgrace as figures obtained through Freedom of Information were released today revealing 1632 claims remained outstanding for the Lothians.

Only 18 cases have been resolved by the health board in the past four years. A total of 9978 equal pay claims remain unresolved across Scotland.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.