AFL rocked by another harassment scandal

An AFL employee has reportedly quit his job following claims of sexual harassment towards female colleagues.

The man, believed to be working at AFL headquarters in Melbourne, reportedly acted inappropriately and made sexual remarks towards a number of female employees.

A complaint was made against him, prompting other women to also come forward, and confronted with the allegations, he quit his job, News Corp is reporting.

AFL House in Melbourne. Image: Getty

Tanya Hosch, AFL general manager of inclusion and social policy said the league protects staff to the "highest possible standards."

"The AFL continues to strive for the highest standards at all times," Ms Hosch said.

"Our organisation's responsibility is to provide an environment that is inclusive and free from any form of discrimination.

Tanya Hosch. Image: Getty

"We know that people reporting inappropriate behaviour with confidence that they will be taken seriously and responded to fairly and thoroughly is crucial to us meeting these standards."

The latest incident comes at the end of a scandal-filled year for the AFL, with Richmond Tigers premiership player Nathan Broad suspended for the first three games of 2018 for sharing a photo of a topless woman without her consent on social media.

Football operations boss Simon Lethlean and general manager of commercial Richard Simkiss resigned in July over "inappropriate" relationships with younger female staff members.

CEO Gillon McLachlan denied the CEO had a culture problem at the time.

"The AFL that I want to lead is a professional organisation based on integrity, respect, care for each other and responsibility," McLachlan said.

"We are committed to a process of change and I am confident that change is being seen across the industry."

with AAP

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