Coronavirus Outbreak: United States women's football team's trial regarding equal pay postponed from May to June

The trial date for a gender discrimination case filed by members of the United States women’s national football team has been pushed back to 16 June.

The Associated Press April 09, 2020 09:26:32 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: United States women's football team's trial regarding equal pay postponed from May to June

The trial date for a gender discrimination case filed by members of the United States women’s national football team has been pushed back to 16 June.

 <span class=Coronavirus Outbreak United States womens football teams trial regarding equal pay postponed from May to June" width="380" height="285" />

Representative image. Reuters

Players for the team filed a lawsuit against US Soccer last year under the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They allege that they have not been paid equitably when compared to players on the men’s team and have asked for more than $66 million in damages.

The trial date was originally set for 5 May in US District Court in Los Angeles. Additionally, the 20 April pretrial conference was moved to 1 June.

Both sides had sought guidance from the court in light of the coronavirus outbreak. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued a stay at home order in his state because of the global pandemic.

Updated Date:

also read

India adds 39,742 new COVID-19 cases, 535 deaths in 24 hrs; active caseload drops to 4.08 lakh
India

India adds 39,742 new COVID-19 cases, 535 deaths in 24 hrs; active caseload drops to 4.08 lakh

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.31 percent. It has been less than 3 percent for 34 consecutive days, the health ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.24 percent

Over 3.09 crore unutilised vaccine doses available with states and private hospitals, says Centre
India

Over 3.09 crore unutilised vaccine doses available with states and private hospitals, says Centre

It said that more than 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 59,39,010 doses are in the pipeline

India records 43,654 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally up to 3,14,84,605
India

India records 43,654 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally up to 3,14,84,605

India adds over 40,000 fresh COVID-19 cases to its grim tally as positivity rate at 2.36 percent