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The Washington Football Team, Jon Gruden, and Employment Law
The Washington Football Team, Jon Gruden, and Employment Law

In the summer of 2020, several employees of the Washington Football Team alleged that it maintained a toxic work environment rife with sexual harassment. After an investigation, the NFL fined the Washington Football Team $10 million and Washington agreed to implement the ...

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