Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Raiders sued by cheerleaders
First Published Jan 25 2014 11:42 pm • Last Updated Jan 25 2014 11:42 pm
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.
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.
The team had no comment on the lawsuit.
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