NFL under investigation for allegations of gender discrimination and harassment

The nfl is back under scrutiny. The attorneys general of the states of New York and California, began a joint investigation this Thursday into the complaints made by employees who work in the North American league, and in which they accused gender discrimination and harassment.

New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Rob Bonta, both Democrats, said they said the investigation will examine the NFL’s workplace culture and the claims made in various lawsuits. pending that the league violated federal and state laws prohibiting gender discrimination, including equal pay laws.

Through a statement, James assured that “no person should have to endure harassment, discrimination or objectification in the workplace”, in addition to ruling that “No institution is above the law, and we will make sure the NFL is held accountable.”

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For his part, Bonta said his office has issues with the NFL’s role in creating “an extremely hostile and disruptive work environment.”

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Warning to Goodell

James and five other attorneys general sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last year, Calling on the league to respond to allegations of harassment and bias outlined by dozens of women in a New York Times report and multiple lawsuits.

Despite the warning from prosecutors in those states, the league at the time denied wrongdoing and said it had taken steps to diversify your workforce.

A former NFL production manager who sued the league claimed she was barred from high-level meetings and that she was passed over for a promotion, while a former NFL locker room stylist who also sued claimed she was groped by numerous league employees and subjected her to sexual comments.

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