Washington Redskins Have 15 Former Employees Accuse The Organization Of Sexual Harassment – Washington Post

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The NFL’s Washington Redskins, already under fire and changing its racially insensitive name, now are apparently also dealing with a massive sexual harassment problem by team executives.

A report by the Washington Post claims 15 female former Redskins employees have accused the organization of sexual harassment and fostering a toxic culture of abuse.

The five male employees accused do not include controversial owner Dan Snyder. But three have left the organization within the last week when the WaPo presented its findings to the team and asked for comment.

The departing included longtime radio broadcaster Larry Michael (retired Wednesday), assistant director of pro personnel Richard Mann II (fired last week), director of pro personnel Alex Santos (fired last week), former COO Mitch Gershman (left in 2015) and former president of business operations Dennis Greene (left in 2018).

Allegations against the men included subjecting the women to unwelcome comments and sexual advances, encouraging then to dress provocatively and flirt with sales clients, looking up through a transparent staircase at women in skirts, and various sexual approaches and comments.

The WaPo report blames the climate on Snyder for an understaffed human relations department, belittling employees, and creating fear in his employees within the report.

The NFL could take stern action against Snyder. Former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richaardson ws forced to sell his team after a 2017 sexual misconduct investigation. Snyder has owned the Redskins since 1999.

 

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