MLB adds tip hotline after harassment allegations

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Major League Baseball added an independently operated tip hotline on Tuesday following two recent cases of harassment charges against staff.

In a post on its website, MLB wrote in part, “MLB and its clubs will continue to strive to create environments in which individuals feel accepted. If they don’t, they will feel comfortable being retaliated without fear of blame or speak retribution. ” Ostracism.

“Because it is imperative that we be made aware of inappropriate behavior so that it can be corrected and corrected, MLB and its clubs offer multiple ways for individuals to file a complaint with the option to remain anonymous. All MLB employees and the club will be held accountable for improper conduct regardless of seniority, rank, or stature.

“Harassment and discrimination have no place in or around Major League Baseball. We must work together to create a level playing field for everyone involved in our beloved game. If you want to report a concern about conduct that violates these principles please call our externally managed Speak Up hotline at 1-844-993-0562. “

The action stems from allegations that then New York Mets general manager Jared Porter and current Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway (a former Mets manager) have textually made unfavorable progress against women who work in sports media.

The Mets fired Porter after he admitted sending inappropriate messages to a woman. Callaway denied similar charges brought against him by five women, and the angels suspended him pending the results of an investigation.

MLB stated that there will be no discrimination based on “race, color, creed, national origin or citizenship status, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity, physical or mental disability, age or any other by federal, state or country local laws. “

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