NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl LVII at the Phoenix Convention Center on February 8, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Public Prosecution for New York On Thursday, California said they had opened an investigation into the workplace practices and culture National Football Leagueincluding allegations of gender discrimination.

The AGs issued subpoenas to the NFL in connection with the investigation.

“The joint investigation will examine the NFL’s workplace culture and allegations made by former employees, including potential violations of federal and state equal pay laws and anti-discrimination laws,” said a news release from Deputy Journalists.

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New York AG Letitia James said, “No one should ever have to tolerate harassment, discrimination, or abuse in the workplace. No matter how powerful or influential it may be, no institution is above the law, and we will ensure that the NFL is held accountable.”

The AGs note that the NFL has more than 1,000 employees in offices in New York and California.

The press release cited Thursday in February 2022 The New York Times An article detailing how more than 30 women formerly employed by the NFL alleged they experienced gender discrimination and retaliation after filing complaints with the league’s human resources office.

Also last year, a congressional commission found that for decades, the workplace of Dan Snyder’s team of Washington leaders I tolerated “sexual harassment, bullying, and other toxic behavior.”

California AG Rob Bonta said Thursday that the AGs have “serious concerns about the NFL’s role in creating an extremely hostile and harmful work environment.”

“There is no company so large or so popular that it cannot be held responsible for its actions,” Ponta said.

In a statement, the NFL said the “allegations are totally contrary to the NFL’s values ​​and practices.”

“NFL offices are places where employees of all races, genders and backgrounds thrive. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” the league said. “The NFL is committed to ensuring that all league employees are respected, treated fairly, have fair pay, and have access to development opportunities. Our policies aim not only to comply with all applicable laws, but to promote a workplace free from harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.”

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