Settlement reached in UTK-Sports discrimination lawsuit
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Volunteers strength coaches have settled a lawsuit they filed against the university in 2012.
The university says it reached a $750,000 settlement with Moshak, Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser plus "attorneys' fees to be determined by the court." Keith Stewart and Lisa Banks, lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said that the total settlement including attorneys' fees "will be in excess of $1 million."
Moshak, Mason and Schlosser sued the university for discrimination and retaliation. They said they received less compensation than employees holding similar positions and performing comparable tasks for men's teams. The plaintiffs said the discrepancy resulted from their gender or their affiliation with women's teams.
The university said it denies the plaintiffs' allegations.