Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2021, 11:10 PM

Raiders Stuck With Talent Scout’s Wage Suit in California Court

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

The football team formerly known as the Oakland Raiders was denied arbitration in a case brought by a former talent scout who alleges he was wrongly fired and stiffed on wages, a state appellate court said Monday.

Bradley Kaplan sued the Raiders—now based in Las Vegas—in 2019, alleging several individual claims, including wrongful termination, failure to pay wages, and requiring employees to sign overbroad confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements to prevent whistleblowing about work conditions. He sought civil penalties for those claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, which empowers aggrieved employees to act as proxies for the state in enforcing ...

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