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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.

The US Women's National Team filed a wage- discrimination complaint against US Soccer . Hope Solo said a boycott of the 2016 Rio Olympics In December, a USWNT friendly in Hawaii scheduled to be played on an artifical turf field in Hawaii was canceled after Rapinoe tore her ACL training on a

Members of the United States women’s national soccer team includes several examples of wage discrimination in their complaint to the Equal Two months later, the disagreement veered into federal court when U . S . Soccer took the unusual step of filing a lawsuit against the national team’s

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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.

In filing its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, the USWNT is doing the exact right thing at the exact right time

In filing its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer, the USWNT is doing the exact right thing at the exact right time For two years, it seemed like the matter had been settled. But on Friday, the United States women’s national team resumed its protracted and righteous fight for equal pay with the men’s national team by suing the United States Soccer Federation for “institutionalized gender discrimination,” according to the New York Times. On International Women’s Day. Three months and three days before the 2019 Women’s World Cup kicks off in France, where the USA will defend its title. And it is absolutely right to do this, and do it now. You may recall that this isn’t the first time the U.S.

The United States women's national soccer team filed a wage- discrimination action against the U . S . Soccer Federation on Thursday in a USWNT lawyer emphasizes timing of wage discrimination action comes after US Soccer said women would not get equal pay to men in a new CBA.

They allege that U . S . Soccer has unlawfully discriminate against them. The alleged discrimination is based on stark disparities in pay. To be clear, the filing of a charge of discrimination with the EEOC neither establishes that unlawful conduct occurred nor proves that accompanying statements—such

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.

Why U.S. Soccer's response to the USWNT lawsuit signals a shift in soccer climate.
Why U.S. Soccer's response to the USWNT lawsuit signals a shift in soccer climate

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