The Law at Work: Women soccer players’ discrimination lawsuit against U.S. soccer federation
Americans celebrated the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) World Cup victory earlier this month. The champs were feted with a ticker-tape parade through New York City’s fabled Canyon of Heroes.
Meanwhile, a potentially more consequential contest proceeds in Los Angeles federal court that 28 members of the USWNT initiated against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) months before the World Cup began. USSF employs the members of both the women’s and men’s national teams.
In his The Law at Work column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Shareholder Dan Eaton provides answers to key questions surrounding this action, which asserts claims under the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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