KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two University of Tennessee athletic department workers and one former employee are suing the university for discrimination and retaliation.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee last week by Tennessee associate director of sports medicine for women's basketball Jenny Moshak, associate strength and conditioning coach Heather Mason and former associate strength and conditioning coach Collin Schlosser.
The complaint alleges they performed similar tasks as employees who held similar positions for men's athletic teams, but they received less pay because of their gender or because of their association with women's teams. The complaint says Schlosser was fired and Moshak and Mason were demoted after each filed a discrimination complaint.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton declined comment because it's an ongoing legal matter.