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USWNT will Receive Equal Conditions in Settlement with U.S. Soccer

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has been fighting for equal pay and treatment in court since March 2019. On Tuesday, the world’s top ranked women’s team reached an agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation to address parts of their gender discrimination lawsuit pertaining to unequal working conditions compared to their male counterparts.

As part of Tuesday’s proposed settlement, U.S. Soccer has agreed to implement policies to improve the USWNT’s working conditions, specifically in regards to hotel accommodations, staffing, venues and travel, according to U.S. Soccer. The settlement will avoid a trial on these four issues, according to CBS Sports.

The team’s 2019 lawsuit sought $66 million under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. USWNT accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of discriminating against them in how much money the Federation spent on the team’s airfare, hotel accommodations, medical services and training.

Read the source article at CBS News

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