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Archive for May 5th, 2020

Judge Denies Equal Pay Claim for US Women’s National Soccer Team

In a recent decision, Judge Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for Central California in Los Angeles ruled against the women’s claim of pay discrimination, ruling in favor of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and tossing the equal pay claims of the four-time world women’s soccer champions. Klausner did allow the women’s case for unfair treatment in areas such as travel, housing, and medical support to proceed to trial, set for June 16 in Los Angeles.

The equal pay claims, the central plank of the case, were dismissed because there was also evidence that the players had previously turned down an offer in the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations to be paid along the lines of the U.S. men’s team.