The past several years have significantly impacted workplace norms, particularly surrounding gender equality and appropriate, professional behavior in the workplace. Unfortunately, some professional cultures have failed to adapt to these expectations. Recently, Major League Baseball (MLB) launched an investigation into Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway after multiple women came forward regarding inappropriate text messages he sent.
According to Bob Nightengale’s USA Today article, Callaway texted the women lewd photos and asked them for nude photographs. There have been several other accusations of Callaway’s offensive or unprofessional behavior around female reporters, and in one case, offering classified information if the woman spent time alone with him. Nightengale states that Callaway, a married man, has denied the truth behind these allegations, noting a recent statement he gave to The Atlantic.
First Response helps you navigate staff education and support. Our goal is to help you create an equitable, professional, and safe working environment for your company and your employees. Our resources are here to assist you every step of the way; you’ll have access to an HR Advisor, an employee hotline, and education on best practices that will guide you in creating clear expectations.