Cheerleader Class Action Lawsuit Averted by Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders franchise of the National Football League has averted a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of approximately 90 cheerleaders who worked for the team between 2010 and 2013. The class action lawsuit, which originally had been brought by lead plaintiff and Raiderette “Lacy T,” alleged that during the class period, each of the Raiderettes were paid $1,250 for an entire season which allegedly amounted to $5.00 an hour for job-related responsibilities that included rehearsals, performances, and event appearances.
Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the settlement, reached after the parties participated in mediation, provides for compensation for unpaid wages and business-related expenses in the average amount of $6,000 to each Raiderette employed between 2010 and 2012. Those working the 2013-2014 season will receive approximately $2,500 each as the Raiders began paying minimum wage and overtime to the cheerleaders during the 2013-2014 season. Based in these recent adjustments, both parties have stipulated that the compensation amount is now lawful.
This first-of-its-kind cheerleader class action lawsuit spawned similar lawsuits brought on behalf of cheerleaders of other franchises through the National Football League.
If you think you may not have been properly compensated by your employer in the form of wages, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and the like, you can contact an employment class action lawyer at Audet & Partners, LLP for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can either call us at (800) 965-1461, or complete and submit our confidential online inquiry form on the right side of this page.