US-Women football team told to wait till 2021


US-Women’s national Football team will have to wait till until next year for a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions. The USWNT were informed that jurors were not available during the novel coronavirus pandemic. US District Judge R Gary Klausner also stated if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.

Molly Levinson, players’ spokeswoman said in a statement, “The players are confident that they will prevail at trial. They are considering the options presented by the court for proceeding.”

The female players sued the federation under Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They also wanted more than $66 million in damages. The law suit was launched on May 1.

However the women’s team could not prove discrimination over pay.Granted in part the USSF’s motion for a partial summary judgment. It was also stated that Women’s union rejected an offer to be paid under the same pay-to-play structure as the men’s national team’s collective bargaining agreement.

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