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SportUSWNT files gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer

18:01  08 march  2019
18:01  08 march  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Women's national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Women's national soccer team players sue for equitable pay Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup in France. The players allege that they have been subject to ongoing "institutionalized gender discrimination," including unequal pay, despite having the same job responsibilities as players on the men's national team. The 28 members of the current national team player pool joined in the class-action lawsuit against the U.S.

USWNT to sue US Soccer , file gender discrimination lawsuit . A dispute over wage- discrimination has been going on for many years, and now the likes of Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan are leading the charge, just a few months before the USWNT are set to

The United States women’s national team has filed a lawsuit against US Soccer in United States District Court in Los Angeles today, alleging “institutionalized gender discrimination .” We are standing up now so that our efforts, and those of future USWNT players, will be fairly recognized.”

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The USWNT have kicked things to the next level as they continue to fight a discrimination battle against the U.S. Soccer Federation.

All 28 members of the current squad have filed the lawsuit citing “institutionalized gender discrimination” which has impacted not only their wages but also the way they train and play for the U.S. national team.

The lawsuit also wants to represent any former or current USWNT player who represented the team since Feb. 4, 2015.

A dispute over wage-discrimination has been going on for many years, and now the likes of Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan are leading the charge just a few months before the USWNT are set to defend their World Cup title in France at the 2019 competition.

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Twenty-eight members of the United States women's national soccer team filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation on Friday for In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles' United States District Court, players are seeking back pay and damages for any female player who's represented

Below are more details from the NY Times on the escalation of the situation:

The lawsuit’s points mirrored many issues raised in a wage-discrimination complaint filed by five United States players with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016. The lack of a resolution, or even any noticeable action, on that now three-year-old complaint led the players to seek, and receive, a right-to-sue letter from the E.E.O.C. in February. The decision to take their case to federal court effectively ends the E.E.O.C. complaint.

The players — a group that includes stars like Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan but also reserve players — have requested class action status. They are seeking to represent any current or former players who have represented the women’s national team since Feb. 4, 2015 — a cohort that could grow to include dozens more players — and are requesting back pay and damages and other relief: a potential award that could reach into the millions of dollars.

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