Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cheerleaders file suit against Raiders

Below is the first part of an article by the Associated Press and ESPN.com. It reads...

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are being sued by current and former cheerleaders claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court alleges that the organization withholds all pay from the Raiderettes until the end of the season, does not pay for all hours worked and forces the cheerleaders to pay many of their own business expenses.
"It's as if the Raiders' owners believe that the laws that protect all workers in California just don't apply to them," attorney Sharon Vinick said, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
According to the filing, Raiders cheerleaders are paid $1,250 per season, which amounts to less than $5 per hour for the time they spend rehearsing, performing and appearing at events for which they are not compensated.
Lacy T., identified only by her first name, in accordance with Raiderettes policy for security reasons, was quoted by the Mercury news.
Source: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10334429/cheerleaders-file-suit-oakland-raiders-wage-theft-unfair-employment-practices
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