Buffalo Bills cheerleaders file lawsuit

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Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have filed the suit in state Supreme Court, charging that they worked hundreds of hours a year for free at events, and were subjected to groping and other violations of employment protections. Most notably, the cheerleaders had to undergo a "jiggle test," in which they performed jumping jacks prior to that week's games. The cheerleaders that, well, jiggled were told to cut the fat or hit the road.
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ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 09: Buffalo Jills cheerleaders dance during a timeout at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 9, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Washington won 7-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 09: Buffalo Jills cheerleaders dance during a timeout at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 9, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Washington won 7-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders the Jills perform as The Beach Boys play during halftime of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rogers Centre on December 1, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders the Jills perform as The Beach Boys play during halftime of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Rogers Centre on December 1, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 13: A member of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders dances during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. Cincinnati won 27-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 13: A member of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders dances during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. Cincinnati won 27-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
A member of the Buffalo Jills dances during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Pittsburgh won 38-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders
A member of the Buffalo Jills dances during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.Pittsburgh won 38-7. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Members of the Buffalo Jills cheeleaders cheer during a timeout between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. The Jets won 38-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
New York Jets v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Members of the Buffalo Jills cheeleaders cheer during a timeout between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. The Jets won 38-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders of the Buffalo Bills dance during an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 38-35. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders of the Buffalo Bills dance during an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 38-35. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Members of the Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders dance during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 13-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Members of the Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders dance during a timeout between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 13-6. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A Buffalo Bills cheerleader dances during an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Oakland Raiders v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A Buffalo Bills cheerleader dances during an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Members of the Buffalo Jills celebrate as Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills falls into the endzone for a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.New England won 52-28. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Members of the Buffalo Jills celebrate as Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills falls into the endzone for a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York.New England won 52-28. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Members of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders perform at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
St Louis Rams v Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Members of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders perform at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders stand on the sidelines during Super Bowl XXVII between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys defeated the Bills 52-17. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders stand on the sidelines during Super Bowl XXVII between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys defeated the Bills 52-17. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, the 'Jills' cheer before their team took on the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI at the Metrodome on January 26, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Redskins defeated the Bills 37-24. (Photo by Gin Ellis/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Jills cheerleaders
The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, the 'Jills' cheer before their team took on the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI at the Metrodome on January 26, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Redskins defeated the Bills 37-24. (Photo by Gin Ellis/Getty Images)

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