NFL Loses: Toxic Culture in the Workplace

NFL Loses: Toxic Culture in the Workplace

The National Football League has joined the lineup of companies that have recently faced allegations regarding the toxicity of their company culture. Interviews have aired in which multiple women have shared the misogyny and institutionalized sexism that they faced during their time working at the NFL.

These interviews share the “boys club” nature of the working environment, one where women regularly had comments made about their physical appearance, their clothing, and their bodies. These claims have been well-documented, with specific incidents spanning the past decade, many of which involve executives, including the team owner and team vice president. These offenses, allegedly from someone in a position of power can lead to those at risk not knowing who to report or turn to.      

At First Response, our goal is to identify existing patterns in workplace culture that put you and your employees at risk. Our carefully streamlined protocols and systems will assist you in training employees in professional workplace behavior, provide employees with a hotline and other systems of reporting and communicating issues, and assisting you in finding resolutions that will work for all parties involved.   

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