Former NBA Employee Says He Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment

The league denies the allegations in the ex-security director’s lawsuit.

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

There’s no crying in baseball, and there’s no sexual harassment in basketball! Not so, says a former security director for the NBA who claims he was canned for advocating for women employees of the league who said they had been mistreated, the Associated Press reports.

In a lawsuit against the National Basketball Association and three security execs, Warren Glover, a former lieutenant commander in the New York Police Department, says he was given the boot “in retaliation for his continued advocacy on behalf of female employees,” according to the news service.

The NBA denies the allegations, which include claims that Glover received poor evaluations after he told bosses about offensive remarks and harassment directed toward female coworkers, the AP reports.

“There was a culture of misogyny at this department,” Randolph M. McLaughlin, one of Glover’s lawyers, tells the news service.

Glover, the AP adds, is seeking unspecified damages in the suit.

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First Published December 16, 2011

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