NFL Cheerleader's Title VII Claim May Face Legal Hurdles

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 10:29 AM EDT) -- The NFL has received repeated calls for gender inclusiveness in its ranks wherever possible in recent years. Most of this dialogue has surrounded the NFL's handling of domestic violence incidents and the NFL's lack of female executives, coaches and support staff. Recently, however, the NFL's employment relationship with its cheerleaders, all of whom to date have been female, has come under scrutiny.

Jacalyn Bailey Davis, a former New Orleans Saints cheerleader, recently filed a charge with the EEOC alleging gender discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The charge alleges that the Saints fired Davis...

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