A woman has lost a claim to a payout in a $30 million lawsuit filed by the NCAA against the university.
A lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and former players’ union, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), alleged that NCAA officials and the women’s basketball program violated Title IX of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by discriminating against women, according to The Associated Press.
The lawsuit, which was filed in U.K. courts, alleges that the NCAA and women’s football programs violated Title VII of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment and housing.NCAA spokesperson John Miller said in a statement that the university is reviewing the complaint.
He did not specify when or if it would take action.
The NCAA had argued that Title IX does not apply to sports, but that the women�s basketball program did not meet the criteria of NCAA �employment or housing discrimination� under the statute.The women�basket players, who were paid between $15,000 and $20,000 per game, said they were discriminated against because they were women and therefore could not be called players in the men�s team.
The lawsuit, filed in March, also alleged that the school violated Title VI of the Education Amendments of 1972, which provides that educational institutions have �no power to discriminate against any individual on the basis of sex in hiring, promotion, pay, conditions of employment, or other terms and conditions of participation.�