Buffalo Jills spotlight Buffalo Bills’ lack of support

The team has refused to acknowledge or support the cheerleaders who are suing for mistreatment and wage issues

By now it is well-publicized that the Buffalo Bills’ cheerleading team’s members — the Buffalo Jills — have allegedly been underpaid and victims of sexual harassment and mistreatment. The claims lie mostly with New York state’s $8 per hour minimum wage requirement, the numerous performances that the Jills performed that went unpaid, as well as the sexual misconduct that occurred towards the cheerleaders during events. 

The five ex-members of the squad who claim that they were not rightfully paid for many sporting events, were subjected to demeaning physical tests, unfairly scrutinized by their supervisors — including having to perform the now infamous “jiggle test” -- and all-around mistreated are the movers of the legal debacle for the Bills. The Jills actually suspended operations a day after the suit was filed, citing the lack of support from the Bills as grounds for removing their support of the team.

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