Debra Katz and Lisa Banks Respond to Washington Football Team Fine

Katz, Marshall & Banks senior partners Debra Katz and Lisa Banks have issued a statement in response to the NFL’s decision to fine the Washington Football Team $10 million for fostering a toxic work environment.

Ms. Katz and Ms. Banks, who represent 40 former Washington team employees accusing the team of fostering a toxic work environment that was rampant with sexual harassment, called the fine “pocket change.”

“This is truly outrageous, and is a slap in the face to the hundreds of women and former employees who came forward in good faith and at great personal risk to report a culture of abuse at all levels of the Team, including by [owner] Snyder himself,” the two said in a joint statement.

Read more about the NFL's decision here and here.