The California and New York prosecutors began an investigation on Thursday against the National Football League (NFL) for alleged violations of federal and state employment discrimination laws.
So much New York Attorney General Letitia James, like California Attorney General Rob Bonta They reported that the investigations are beginning to determine if there is any violation by the league of the labor rights of its workers.
“No person should have to endure harassment, discrimination or abuse in the workplace. No matter how powerful or influential you are, no institution is above the law and we will make sure the NFL is held accountableLetitia James said.
It is worth noting that the investigations began in these locations because the NFL has offices with more than 1,000 employees in New York and California.
At the beginning of 2022, the New York Times published a series of complaints from more than 30 former female workers who accused the NFL of gender discrimination and retaliationafter filing complaints with the league’s human resources department.
Then, in February of that same year, the New York attorney led a coalition of six attorneys general, who sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in which expressed their concerns, and asked to address the discrimination complaints gender in the workplace.
To this is added that a former manager recently filed a lawsuit for employment discrimination in the Los Angeles Superior Court in which she alleged discrimination based on age, sex and gender and a hostile work environment.
“California will not tolerate any form of discrimination. We have serious concerns about the role of the NFL in creating an extremely hostile and disruptive work environment.. No company is too big or popular to avoid being held accountable for its actions,” said the California attorney general.
Additional lawsuits that have been filed against the NFL concern racial profiling directed at a black employee and sexual harassment of a wardrobe stylist, among other cases.
With information from EFE.