Fifteen women say they were sexually harassed while working for Washington Redskins

The news comes shortly after the team announced plans to change its name after facing heavy pressure to do so.

Updated: July 17, 2020 - 10:22am

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Fifteen former Washington Redskins employees allege that they endured sexual harassment while working for the football team, according to a new report by the Washington Post.

Only one of the 15 women agreed to allow the news outlet to divulge her identity. The Post said that the remaining women expressed trepidation about consequences for speaking publicly due to nondisclosure agreements warning of legal action if they make negative comments regarding the club.

The Post indicated that the women's claims could be categorized as "unwelcome overtures or comments of a sexual nature, and exhortations to wear revealing clothing and flirt with clients to close sales deals."

Three people accused of misconduct recently left the team, as the Post has been sharing findings and allegations with the organization. Two were fired and one retired, the outlet reported. Allegations also were made against other former Redskins employees.

"The Washington Redskins football team takes issues of employee conduct seriously.... While we do not speak to specific employee situations publicly, when new allegations of conduct are brought forward that are contrary to these policies, we address them promptly,” the team said in a statement, according to the Post.

The news of the allegations comes shortly after the team announced plans to change its name and logo after facing heavy pressure to do so.

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