The Oakland Raiders know a thing or two about filing lawsuits. And now they know a thing or two about having lawsuits filed against them.
Last year, a pair of former scouts sued the Raiders for age discrimination. More recently, current and former cheerleaders have sued the team for wage violations.
According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleges that the team withholds pay from the cheerleaders until the end of the season, fails to compensate them for all hours worked, and requires them to pay for many of their own expenses.
The lawsuit specifically contends that the cheerleaders receive only $1,250 per season. The plaintiffs claim that amounts to less than $5 per hour for all time spent on the job.