Statement from Lisa Banks and Debra Katz on House Committee on Oversight and Reform Roundtable on WFT’s Toxic Workplace Culture
Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, who represent 40 former employees of the Washington Football Team (WFT), issued the below statement regarding the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s upcoming roundtable on “Examining the Washington Football Team’s Toxic Workplace Culture:”
“Today we learned that on Thursday, February 3, 2022, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will begin the important work of holding the Washington Football Team and the NFL accountable for creating and maintaining a culture of sexual harassment and abuse for over two decades. Critical questions need to be asked and answered related to WFT’s pervasive culture of sexual harassment and retaliation, and the NFL’s decision to allow owner Daniel Snyder to consolidate his power and ownership interest rather than take appropriate disciplinary action against him. Most importantly, we look forward to the Committee’s examination of why the NFL choose to bury the findings of a 10-month long independent investigation, which fully examined the sexually hostile work environment created by Dan Snyder and his top executives. Our clients look forward to sharing their experiences directly with the committee and continuing to fight for transparency and accountability. In pursuing this investigation, Congress will send a clear message to all employers that the rights of women to work in an environment free from harassment and abuse will not be undermined in service to the rich and powerful.”
The roundtable will be livestreamed at 10:00am ET on Thursday, February 3. More information and the link to the livestream of the roundtable can be found HERE.