Amicus Briefs

The National Women’s Law Center and the Women’s Sports Foundation led an amicus brief bringing along 63 additional organizations, with our law firm partner Selendy & Gay PLLC,  in support of the professional soccer players on the United States Women’s National Team (“USWNT”) and their equal pay claims pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The USWNT is one of the greatest and most celebrated sports teams of all time.  But for years, the U.S. Soccer Federation paid players on the USWNT less than the male soccer players on the U.S. Men’s National Team.  The district court made several legal errors in analyzing plaintiffs’ claims under the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Principally, the court overlooked the disparate rates of pay offered to the women’s and men’s teams for international games. Read our blog posts Equal Play, Equal Pay! and Why We’re Joining the Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equal Pay to learn more.

Published On: July 30, 2021
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