Longtime Lady Vol employees file discrimination suit

Athletic trainer Jenny Moshak, strength and conditioning coach Heather Mason and former strength coach Collin Schlosser have filed a lawsuit against the University of Tennessee in U.S. District Court, alleging discrimination and retaliation:

The suit, which was filed Thursday by attorneys Keith D. Stewart and Stacey C. Sisco, alleges that the university has created “a testosterone wall” effectively prohibiting women from earning equal pay and “further denying Plaintiffs the opportunity to advance their careers by working in men’s athletics at the University of Tennessee.”

Thursday’s suit alleges that the university relies on “market factors” as a pretext to justify systemic discrimination against women and women’s athletics. It also alleges that justification for promotions during and after the athletic department merger “relied extensively on a staff member’s experience working with a men’s sport.”