The National Football League (NFL) is under investigation by the attorneys general of New York and California for allegations of workplace misconduct, including harassment, gender pay disparities, and discrimination.
The AGs have issued new subpoenas as they investigate claims of a hostile work environment, particularly for women and minorities.
The NFL has faced criticism in recent years for passing over minority coaches for jobs, and a report by The New York Times detailed deeply ingrained corporate culture that demoralized female employees.
The league has emphasized its commitment to an inclusive work environment, and recently held a women’s forum featuring the commissioner’s wife.
The probe is just beginning, and the AGs have issued their first subpoenas.
The NFL maintains that the allegations are consistent with its values and practices, and that its offices are places where employees of all genders, races, and backgrounds thrive.