Under Armour has a #MeToo reckoning over strip club trips, ‘demeaning’ workplace culture

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Sports apparel company Under Armour will no longer permit employees to charge visits to strip clubs on company credit cards after a Wall Street Journal report Monday alleged the trips are just one aspect of a workplace culture that is “demeaning” to women.

Under Armour employees reportedly had a habit of going to strip clubs together and with pro athletes after business and social events. More broadly, more than a dozen current and former Under Armour employees told the Journal, female employees have been subject to disrespectful treatment including harassment by male executives and inclusion in an annual company party dependent on their appearance.

Under Armour said in a statement it acknowledges “systemic inequality in the global workplace” and pledges to “do better” to create a “respectful and empowering environment.”

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Source:: Lifestyle – The Week

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