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U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Players Charge Sex Bias

April 1, 2016, 12:16 AM

Members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team filed a charge of sex-based pay discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, their attorney announced March 31.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act by paying female players less than their male counterparts on the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, the women said in their charge. The disparity occurs despite the successes of the women’s team, such as “winning three World Cup titles and four Olympic Gold Medals,” they said.

Text of the statement supporting the charge is available...

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