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Lessons From the Women’s Soccer Team’s Battle for Equal Pay

The U.S. women's soccer team's lawsuit is highlighting inequality

As soccer fans are currently cheering on the U.S. Women’s National Team in the World Cup, equal-pay advocates are rooting for them to win in court proceedings. In March, the team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation over being paid less than the men’s team.

Terry O’Neil, executive director of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), said the case—which, according to The Wall Street Journal, is tentatively headed to mediation after the World Cup ends—is bringing attention to the issue.

“It’s a shot in the arm,” O’Neil said. “Women pay attention. They begin to know there is something they may be able to do. I am so grateful and proud of the women’s soccer team for filing this lawsuit.”

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