A post shared by Bailey Davis jacalynbailey on Oct 23, at 2: Members of squads from other teams have won settlements worth thousands of dollars after suing the Cincinnati Bengals , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jets , over poor pay and requirements that they pay for their own makeup, uniforms and transportation. Submit Forgotten your password? If a cheerleader is in a restaurant and a player arrives afterward, she must leave. Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. The cheerleaders for the Bills filed a class action suit against the team, the NFL and several intermediary companies. Share Subscribe by email More Cancel.
A New Orleans Saints Cheerleader Says She Was Fired for Posting a Swimsuit Pic on Instagram
Davis was not subjected to discrimination because of her gender. While cheerleaders are charged with the responsibility of avoiding players — to the point where they must even leave a restaurant or other public space if a player walks in, People reports — the same cannot be said of NFL players. The cheerleaders must block players from following them on social media and cannot post photos of themselves in Saints gear, denying them the chance to market themselves. Davis later posted a photo to her private Instagram account of herself wearing lacy lingerie. Davis later alerted her supervisors that players had tried contacting her on social media and that she had not responded. She had posted a photo of herself in a one-piece outfit to her private Instagram. The NFL is a sexist institution.
Bailey Davis, ex-New Orleans Saints cheerleader, says NFL team's policies discriminate - CBS News
Rumors circulated that she had been messaging players and that she had been seen at a party with a player, according to the charge. Saints players are referred to by their first and last names on the Saints roster and are allowed to use their last names on their social media accounts. A few days after the meeting, Davis posted a professional photograph of herself to her private Instagram in a lace-covered one-piece. The Saints fired Davis after it claimed she violated a rule prohibiting cheerleaders from appearing in photos nude, semi-nude, or in lingerie. An employer may treat classes of employees differently if the discrimination relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.
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