Attorneys for the Raiderettes class action have filed an Amended Complaint, adding a second plaintiff as a class representative. The new plaintiff, Sarah G., has been a Raiderette for four years and last season was co-captain of her line. The Amended Complaint, like the original complaint, alleges that the Oakland Raiders engaged in wage theft and other unfair employment practices. Sarah G. alleges that she was not paid wages in a timely manner, and was not paid minimum wage. Sarah G. also alleges that she fined for trivial infractions of the rules, such as turning in her biography half-an-hour late.
Sarah G. explained her decision to join the lawsuit: “Being a Raiderette was an amazing experience, which I will treasure forever. However, after learning that the contract was filled with illegal provisions, as a matter of principle, I felt that I had to join the lawsuit to make sure that all of the Raiderettes are treated in a fair and legal manner, which recognizes our hard work, dedication and passion for dance.”
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP is an Oakland-based firm specializing in representing employees. Anyone who is interested in further information regarding the lawsuit should visit www.levyvinick.com or call the toll-free number 1-844-318-7700.