US Women Soccer Players Get Lower Compensation Compared To Their Male Counterparts, Class Action Stresses
Female soccer players are suing the United States (U.S.) Soccer Federation in a class action lawsuit for allegedly not paying them a rightful wage as they reportedly fell victims to gender-based wage discrimination practices.
Alex Morgan, et al. v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc.
After filing a class action in 2019, plaintiffs, headed by Alex Morgan and others from the National Women’s Soccer Team, charged forward with their allegations of the discriminatory pay approach implemented on women soccer players to an Appeals Court.
This is after a lower court has sided with the defendant U.S. Soccer Federation Inc.’s claims that Morgan and her cohorts have been actually paid more compared to their male peers by citing the much higher average compensation rates given per game.
The complainants fought back with the argument that they received fewer bonuses than what male players receive.
As of writing, the US Women Soccer Wage Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit is currently being handled by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Defendant Fights Back
Pushing back against resistance, the U.S. Soccer Federation counters that men and women soccer players get to have a myriad of player compensation packages as determined by different player union agreements.
It further details that women soccer players get to receive compensation based on their respective union’s deals while the men follow a collective bargaining agreement.
Editor’s Note on US Women Soccer Wage Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit:
This report investigates the developments in the legal case filed by female soccer players of the country’s national team alleging that they experience gender-based wage discrimination. We also suggest you read the UPS Women Discrimination Lawsuit.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): Alex Morgan, et al. v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc.; Case No. 21-55356
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Allegation(s): The players of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team received significantly lower compensation and the like than soccer players that happen to be men.
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