Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2020, 6:03 PM

Game Not Over for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in Equal Pay Case

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A federal judge’s equal pay ruling for the U.S. Soccer Federation may have been a severe setback to players on the women’s national team, but they have potentially winning arguments when they follow through on their stated plan to appeal, lawyers and advocates say.

Any appeal will challenge the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s “resolution of disputed facts and its valuation of compensation components in the case,” Noreen Farrell told Bloomberg Law.

“The court’s reliance on the collective bargaining agreement of the women’s team to justify pay discrimination is also fertile grounds for appeal,” Farrell said. ...

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