Ex-cheerleader files lawsuit against Cowboys over pay
Erica Wilkins, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, has filed a federal lawsuit against the team because of a disagreement regarding monetary compensation, according to The Associated Press, via ESPN.
Wilkins, who worked for the Cowboys from 2014 to 2017, alleges she wasn't fully paid for her work and made less money than the team's male mascot, "Rowdy." She is seeking "unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, and all other available damages," according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Wilkins' lawsuit claims Cowboys cheerleaders were paid an average of $8 per hour, while the team's mascot made $25 per hour, and roughly $65,000 per year. She also claims some of her payments were incomplete.
This isn't the first lawsuit filed against NFL teams by former cheerleaders in 2018. The Houston Texans have been sued twice over the last month, with the claims citing a lack of monetary compensation and poor work environment.
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