The NFL is getting a stern warning from the attorney generals of six states including New York’s Letitia James over the football league’s handling of female employees in the workplace.
The letter signed by James as well as AG’s from Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington State comes as Congress is investigating the National Football League over how it handled claims of sexual harassment at the Washington Commanders football team.
Per ESPN, “The letter … cited … a New York Times article that included allegations from more than 30 former NFL employees who said they experienced problems, including unwanted touching from male bosses; attending parties where prostitutes were hired; being passed over for promotions based on their gender, and being pushed out for complaining about discrimination.
"Pink jerseys are not a replacement for equal treatment and full inclusion of women in the workplace."— The Associated Press (@AP) April 6, 2022
The attorneys general of six states have written to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, expressing concern over the league’s treatment of female employees. https://t.co/1ryubJP6qh
‘”The NFL must do better — pink jerseys are not a replacement for equal treatment and full inclusion of women in the workplace,’ the attorneys generals wrote.”
Last month the NFL amended its Rooney Rule to include the hiring of women or minorities to offensive assistant coach positions.