Mariners acknowledge harassment allegations against exec

The Seattle Mariners say they’ve “made amends” with former feminine workers who made allegations of harassment in opposition to present crew president and CEO Kevin Mather.

The membership issued statements from majority proprietor John Stanton and Mather on Wednesday. Stanton mentioned two feminine workers complained greater than 10 years in the past of inappropriate language and therapy by executives. Stanton mentioned an outdoor knowledgeable carried out an investigation and “we imposed applicable self-discipline, administration and sensitivity coaching, and different corrective actions.”

The statements have been in response to a narrative printed by The Seattle Instances detailing among the allegations in opposition to Mather and two different former executives.

The newspaper reported the membership had made settlement funds of about $500,000 to 2 former feminine government assistants, together with one who labored for Mather and one other who labored for then-Government Vice President Bob Aylward. The newspaper additionally reported that there was one other settlement with a 3rd lady, who mentioned she felt pressured to kiss then-team President Chuck Armstrong.

Aylward and Armstrong declined to remark. Each had already retired from their formal roles.

The Mariners did not deny but additionally did not particularly tackle the settlements in query. As a substitute, the group’s lawyer, Fred Rivera, issued a written assertion noting broadly that the crew on uncommon events has “made monetary compensation to workers and exacted monetary compensation from workers to treatment” violations.

Mather mentioned it was a humbling expertise for him to “confront some disagreeable realities” about himself. He took duty for his actions and apologized for his conduct that he described as intimidating, imply and inappropriate within the office.

“I used to be grateful for the chance to vary my conduct and the administration coaching I obtained,” Mather mentioned within the membership’s assertion.

The Mariners additionally praised Mather, saying that they took the problem into consideration when deciding to advertise him to president in 2014 and to chief government in 2017.

The assertion mentioned: “Kevin discovered from the expertise and has since been an excellent supervisor and government. … We might not have promoted Kevin if we had any doubt about his potential to steer and to fulfill our excessive requirements.”

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