FREMANTLE has issued a statement responding to a report naming coach Ross Lyon as the official alleged to have made a confidential payment to a woman who alleges he made an inappropriate comment to her.

The Dockers didn't address details in the report, citing confidentiality around the AFL's Respect and Responsibility policy.

"We are aware of today's reports by Fairfax Media," CEO Steve Rosich said in the statement.

"We want to reiterate what we have said previously on a number of occasions and which has been reinforced by the AFL.

"This was a workplace matter that has been resolved by the club and independently investigated by the AFL's Integrity Unit at the request of the club, the subject of the complaint and with due respect and care for our former employee. 

"With regard to the requested investigation under the AFL's Respect and Responsibility Policy, the league completed it some months ago to the AFL's and the club's full satisfaction and no sanction was imposed.

"At the core of the AFL's Respect and Responsibility policy are guidelines around maintaining and respecting the privacy of all parties, and we will continue to abide by that and will not comment any further."

The AFL released its own statement on Monday afternoon, confirming that Fremantle and the complainant had referred a matter to the Integrity Unit.

"The matter was resolved following an investigation, which ensured privacy and care and provided full transparency for all relevant parties," the statement read.

"The AFL's Respect and Responsibility Policy clearly outlines a process that is thorough and fair, complainant centered, has integrity, and protects the privacy of all concerned.

"This is in the best interests of the well-being of all parties."

The Fairfax article follows a recent News Corp report that a secret financial deal was reached between a senior Dockers official and a complainant.

The reported harassment allegedly happened several years ago. Rosich addressed staff and Fremantle players in the wake of the News Corp report.