Arsenal Women charged by FA for alleged discrimination

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Last Updated: 13/08/19 7:35pm

Arsenal Women have until August 20 to respond to the charge

Arsenal Women have denied any wrongdoing after being charged by the Football Association for alleged discrimination when dismissing a former employee.

The FA announced in a statement that Arsenal Women had allegedly discriminated "by reason of disability" against a former staff member, who was sacked in 2014.

An Arsenal spokesperson said: "We refute any suggestion of discrimination in this case and will defend the charge accordingly."

The FA said: "Arsenal Women FC has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E4.

"It is alleged that, when dismissing a former employee in 2014, the club carried out an act of discrimination by reason of disability which was not otherwise permitted both by law and the rules and regulations of The FA."

The Women's Super League champions have until Tuesday, August 20 to respond to the charge.

Arsenal won the WSL title last season for the first time since 2012 after winning 18 and losing two of their 20 matches.