US women’s team denied bid for immediate appeal in equal pay claims

first_imgRelatedPosts US women national football team co-captains vow to push forward after legal setback The US women’s national soccer team’s bid to immediately appeal the dismissal of their equal pay claims against their national federation was denied on Tuesday.Judge R. Gary Klausner of the US District Court for the Central District of California said their appeal must wait until after their remaining claims — including unfair medical services, travel and training — proceed to trial, which is set for September 15. Last month, the judge threw out players’ claims that they were under paid in comparison with the men’s national team.The players’ spokeswoman, Molly Levinson, said the ruling “simply means that an appeal may take longer to file”.Levinson said: “We intend to appeal the Court’s decision which does not account for the central fact in this case that women players have been paid at lesser rates than men who do the same job.”The US Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Equal PayGary KlausnerUS Women’s National teamlast_img

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