The Californian department of workplace equity just filed cause versus Activision Blizzard after the staff lived episodes of abuse (both verbally and otherwise) by a “goliardic office culture”. The complaint follows two years of thorough investigation.
The prosecution also asserts that the classic “glass ceiling” that sees the office was in force women of the company you pay less and promoted more rarely than men. The publisher vehemently denied the text of the lawsuit, according to which women were victims of harassing attitudes.
The episodes of abuse that have earned Activision Blizzard a lawsuit perhaps go into more detail than we would like to report verbatim, but we limit ourselves to saying that that of the sexism is a common thread for all the accusations present in the text of the complaint. You can learn more with our source.
Examples abound, including a story of suicide that the California Department has connected to the atmosphere of hazing. Complaints to the publisher’s human resources staff call of Duty, as well as executives such as President J. Allen Brack, have proved ineffective as “not treated with due seriousness and confidentiality.“
Still citing the text presented, those who made complaints were “subject to reprisals, including (but not limited to) labor deprivation, transfer to other sections against one’s will and dismissals.The prosecution also deals with racism: women of color were “particularly vulnerable targets.“
Specifically, the manager of «an African-American employee who is an IT expert ”asked her to“ summarize on one page»The holidays requested by you, when no one else has been subject to the same treatment. The other women were pay less is not considered for increases and promotions, “in favor of less qualified male counterparts but on good terms with the boss.“
A supervisor “delegated her responsibilities to the female staff to play Call of Duty»States the cause. They have been screened other solutions for the dispute, but apparently “the parties involved could not resolve it.The plaintiffs are demanding compensation for moral damages, back wages and an additional sum to be decided by a judge.
An Activision representative responded to the allegations in a statement directed to PC Gamer, according to which the cause includes “biased and often false descriptions of Blizzard’s past.“The text goes on to state that the department should”investigate properly by law and discuss it with us to better understand and resolve the dispute, but have instead opted for a hasty and inaccurate complaint and we will prove it in court.“
There declaration of Activision also talks about the suicide we mentioned earlier, calling himself “disgusted by the deplorable conduct of the department and the choice to carry on the tragic suicide of an employee whose departure has nothing to do with the case and with no regard for the grieving family.“
Finally, the rep asserts that Activision Blizzard’s image is “inaccurate“, As”In the past few years, following the first survey, we have made significant changes to the corporate culture to give more ethnic and gender diversity to our teams.»We will see how the story evolves, in an increasingly sensitive climate towards the approval of employees.