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Women's soccer claim of unequal pay tossed, can argue travel

 

Last updated 5/1/2020 at 6:51pm

ANNE M. PETERSON and RONALD BLUM

AP Sports Writers

A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial.

Players led by Alex Morgan sued in March 2019, claiming they have not been paid equally under their collective bargaining agreement to what the men's national team receives under its labor deal. They asked for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...



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