State AGs warn to investigate NFL if it fails to address workplace discrimination allegations

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A coalition of six State Attorneys General (AGs) warned the National Football League (NFL) that it could face investigation if it fails to address allegations that a culture of sexism and workplace discrimination is widespread within the association.

In a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the coalition of State AGs expressed “grave concerns” regarding a recent  Times report of openly hostile workplace culture to women.

The coalition noted that more than 30 female former NFL employees reported the widespread culture of sexism and discrimination within the league. Female employees claimed to have experienced sexual harassment, retaliation and having been passed over for promotion based on their gender.

The coalition led by New York Attorney General Letitia James told Goodell that they are “deeply committed to enforcing federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws that protect workers and further equality of opportunity for employees throughout our states.”

The coalition noted that the NFL seems to have ignored these issues based on the fact that some of its former employees found out that there were no records of their complaints.