The Suns employee leaves the team citing a toxic and misogynist culture, according to the report

A longtime phoenix alone According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, the employee reportedly sent a resignation email to more than a dozen of the team-owned group, detailing claims of bullying and revenge by the leadership after sharing concerns about equity. gender and misconduct in the franchise.

Melissa Fender Panagiotakopoulos, who had worked for Phoenix since August 2007, sent the email to 16 members who were “key stakeholders” which included former Suns majority owner and WNBA Mercury owner Robert Sarver, asking to the organization to repair what it has labeled as unsafe and misogynist culture in the workplace.

Panagiotakopoulos shared a list of allegations in his resignation that explain the “culture” and “character” of the leadership, according to documents obtained by ESPN. Panagiotakopoulos felt the stakeholder group could “influence positive change”.

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