Major League Soccer Ramping Up Anti-Discrimination Efforts

Major League Soccer Anti-DiscriminationMajor League Soccer will be ramping up workplace anti-discrimination and anti-harassment efforts this year according to the New York Attorney General and reported by the Huffington Post.

There will be a few behind the scenes moves made in 2014 in addition to the league’s public Don’t Cross the Line campaign and partnership with the You Can Play Project:

  • A Player Code of Conduct¬†that includes non-discrimination and anti-harassment language will be posted both in home and visitors’ locker rooms.
  • Training for players will be expanded. (Hopefully Wade Davis at You Can Play gets to see lots of MLS cities.)
  • There will be a lead person at Major League Soccer’s central office for handling harassment and discrimination complaints.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in his statement:

I applaud Major League Soccer for working cooperatively with us to promote a culture of inclusion. Together, we are sending a powerful message that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated in any form in the world of major league sports.

The New York State Attorney General’s Office has previously worked with Major League Baseball and the National Football League on anti-discrimination efforts.

 

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