By Genevieve Bookwalter
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“A member of the Oakland Raiderettes cheerleading squad sued the football team in Alameda County Superior Court today (Wednesday), alleging that the club is in 'flagrant violation' of an array of California wage and employment laws.
“The Raiderette, identified in the lawsuit as Lacy T., claims the Oakland Raiders club doesn't pay the cheerleaders for all the time they spend working, withholds pay until the end of the season, and forces them to pay some of their own business expenses. [Editor's note: the San Francisco Chronicle has identified Lucy T. as a 27-year-old Alameda resident. You may read the complete Chronicle article here.]
“The lawsuit seeks to be certified as a class action on behalf of all present and former Raiderettes who cheered for the team since 2010.”
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