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It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit


Source: The Daily Beast

The Buffalo Bills are the third NFL franchise this year to face allegations of employment violations from their cheerleaders. Current and former Oakland Raiderettes sued their team in January, alleging wage theft and failure to meet minimum wage salaries. And in a suit filed against the Cincinnati Bengals in February, Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman claimed she was paid less than $2.85 an hour for her work that season.

The Buffalo Jills alleged similar financial exploitation and entrapment through hidden costs and personal expenses while multimillion-dollar businesses squeezed them for hundreds of hours of unpaid labor.

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This entry was posted on April 24, 2014 by in Careers + Work, Culture, Ethics, Gender, Power/Resistance and tagged , , , , , .

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