Two Minute Drill: Stand Up for What’s Right
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill! It’s a little chilly here in DC but it’s about to heat up real quick as today’s topic of conversation is all about standing up for what’s right.
Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in the Workplace.
It is a little chilly here in DC, I’ve got my hoodie on, but it’s going to heat up really quick on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. On Thursday, Congress is going to be doing a hearing around the investigation of the Washington Football Team and the NFL regarding sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace.
There are two chairwomen of this oversight committee, and here’s what they have to say. The first chairwoman, Carolyn Maloney, who is chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, says “For more than 20 years, employees of the Washington Football Team were subjected to sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and other misconduct. It is becoming increasingly clear that not only did the team fail to protect employees, but the NFL went to great lengths to prevent the truth about this toxic work environment from coming to light. The NFL’s decision to cover up these abuses raises serious questions about its commitment to setting workplace standards that keep employees safe. I commend these victims for their bravery in coming forward to share their stories. No organization is above the law. I am committed to getting to the bottom of these abuses and ensuring that every American, no matter where they work, is safe from workplace harassment and discrimination.”
Now, I know at least two of the people who are going to be testifying, and they are very brave women. One person, in particular, Melanie Coburn, has been standing up and standing out as it relates to this particular issue for a long time. She’s been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of these victims. And that’s not an easy thing to do. It is not easy to stand up and do the right thing when you’re fighting Goliath.
At the end of the day, my hope, my prayer is that good thing happen because she’s been so persistent and gritty around this issue to get to the truth, to get to the bottom line, and to hold the people who are abusive and doing really terrible things to their employees accountable under the law. Standing up for what’s right, that’s this week’s two-minute drill and on Thursday, if you can, please send out as many hashtags as you can around, #ReleaseTheReport.
That’s this week’s two-minute drill. Stand up for what’s right.
Full Committee Round Table on Thursday, February 3th at 10 A.M. EST. Click Here to Watch.