Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Of Issues Like A ‘Jiggle Test’
One of the six suing ex-cheerleaders says she had to take a “jiggle test” so the boss could see how firm her body was. They also claim they had to work for free for hundreds of hours and were subjected to groping and inappropriate sexual comments.
The state Supreme Court lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National Football League team by cheerleaders. The Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals also have pending wage battles.
The case against the Bills says its cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, are wrongly classified as independent contractors and are subjected to policies that violate the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage law and other workplace rules. Two members of the Jills squad held a news conference Tuesday with their attorney, Frank Dolce.
“We are Bills fans,” Dolce said. “We definitely want our organization and other organizations in the NFL to respect the rights of these cheerleaders.”