Six attorneys general have urged the NFL to improve their working conditions for female employees.
In a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the attorneys recommended the league take “swift action to improve workplace conditions and protect its female employees”.
Led by New York Attorneys General (AG) Letitia James, the letter was co-signed by the AGs of Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington.
It comes after the NFL is subject to an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against a franchise owner.
“Female employees described experiencing unwanted touching from male bosses, attending parties where prostitutes where hired, facing unfair criticism based on stereotypes, being passed over for promotions based on their gender, and being pushed out for complaining about discrimination,” the letter reads.
“In fact, some former female employees have since learned that there were no records of their complaints of gender discrimination.”
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy told CNN that the organisation, while making “great strides” over the years, still as a long way to go.
“We look forward to sharing with the attorneys general the policies, practices, protocols, education programs and partnerships we have implemented to act on this commitment and confirm that the league office and our clubs maintain a respectful workplace where all our employees, including women, have an opportunity to thrive,” McCarthy said.