NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging the NFL to take action on allegations of sexism and discrimination against women working for the league.
James sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with six other state prosecutors.
She says they are concerned about recent reports that more than 30 former employees describe a widespread culture that includes sexual harassment, targeted retaliation and stereotypes.
An NFL spokesman told CBS2 that the league shares “the commitment of the state’s attorney to ensure that all of our jobs – including the league office and 32 clubs – are diverse, inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment.”
“We have made great strides over the years in supporting that commitment, but we recognize that we, like many organizations, still have work to do,” NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy continues in a statement. We look forward to sharing with state attorneys the policies, practices, protocols, educational programs, and partnerships we have implemented to comply with this commitment and confirm that the League Office and our clubs maintain a respectful workplace where all our employees, including women , they have the opportunity to progress. “