Oversight Committee to Discuss Washington Football Team
The US House Oversight Committee will host a roundtable next week with former employees of the Washington football team on workplace misconduct and sexual harassment.
The discussion is scheduled for Feb. 3, a day after Washington revealed its new name. The committee announced the roundtable on Thursday.
Five former employees are expected to be part of the roundtable. Lawyers Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent 40 former Washington employees, said in a statement, “Critical questions must be asked and answered regarding WFT’s pervasive culture of sexual harassment and retaliation, and the NFL’s decision. to allow owner Daniel Snyder to consolidate. his power and ownership interest rather than taking appropriate disciplinary action against him”.
The NFL oversaw an independent investigation into Washington’s workplace misconduct and fined the team $10 million last year after it was completed. A written report was never published.
“For more than 20 years, employees of the Washington football team have been victims of sexual harassment, verbal abuse and other misconduct,” said committee chair Carolyn B. Maloney. “It is becoming increasingly clear that not only has the team failed to protect employees, but the NFL has gone to great lengths to prevent the truth about this toxic work environment from coming to light. The NFL’s decision to cover up these abuses raises serious questions about its commitment to establishing workplace standards that keep employees safe.
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