US Soccer Flouts 'Equal Pay For Equal Work,' 9th Circ. Told

By Rachel Scharf (July 23, 2021, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Members of the U.S. women's national soccer team told the Ninth Circuit on Friday they had to far outperform male players in order to earn the same amount, kicking off a closely watched equal-pay appeal that one expert said raises novel legal issues.

The U.S. Women's National Team players are asking the appeals court to undo a California federal judge's dismissal of their $67 million claims brought under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner awarded summary judgment to the U.S. Soccer Federation in May 2020 after looking at both teams'...

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