As the NFL continues to deal with the aftermath of a clumsily-handled investigation of workplace misconduct within the Commanders organization, the league may next have to commission an investigation of the Raiders.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal takes a closer look at allegations of misconduct that first emerged after the abrupt firing of interim CEO Dan Ventrelle, who has claimed that he was fired after raising with owner Mark Davis complaints regarding workplace misbehavior.
The article, which advances last month’s reporting from the New York Times, includes on- and off-the-record comments from former employees.
The most forceful remarks come from Nicole Adams, a former H.R. employee who has filed a complaint against the team before the Nevada Human Rights Commission. She claims that she endured racial discrimination and retaliation after reporting concerns about unequal treatment and unequal pay for equal work. She also says that she was required to create job descriptions that allowed the team to avoid paying overtime to certain employees.
Per the report, some women claimed they were told what to wear to work, and that they were accused of distracting men in the office. Said Adams, “I just started wearing pants because I felt like I couldn’t wear skirts or dresses, or I would be seen as being provocative.”
Adams also rejects the notion that Ventrelle tried to protect the female employees.