Source: Tim Keeney / The Bleacher Report
As if the Oakland Raiders needed any more bad press after their second consecutive 4-12 season, the team is now being sued by its cheerleaders.
Current and former Raiderettes, as they are known, have filed a lawsuit claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Perhaps the most frightening claim of all is that the team withholds pay from the cheerleaders until the end of the season, when they are paid their annual salary of $1,250. Taking into account practices, games and other events that the cheerleaders must attend, that comes out to a shockingly low $5 per hour.
“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, via the Mercury News report.
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