Several affected have raised their voices against what is considered a company that accepts workplace harassment.
Recently, more information about harassment and toxicity in the environment of video game creation. But, this time, the company that has made the headlines in this regard has been Paradox, because, according to the people affected, there have been cases of discrimination and discomfort at the same time that a “culture of silence“And, although the company has assured that it would begin to improve the work environment for its employees, now they have emerged the experiences of several employees who have been harassed or belittled in Paradox offices.
Several employees have explained experiences related to workplace harassment at ParadoxThese statements have come to light thanks to Eurogamer, who has been able to speak with some company employees. In this sense, one of those affected explained a bad experience in which they despised their knowledge: “I’ve been to meetings where I was the only woman in the room, and I said ‘Hey, I think we should go in this direction, based on my experience’, and someone looks at me and says’ you know what, you’re here just like a sample of diversity. So i think you should shut up on this‘”.
The company tolerates misogynistic jokes and verbal abuse in meetingsThese kinds of experiences are expanded on the Eurogamer website, which leads to reading unpleasant experiences. Following this line, but without going into details, the employees affirm that Paradox has hired as a superior manager a person who already had a bad reputation for his treatment of women, a few months after he was sued for his actions.
In addition to this, the worker Svenska Dagbladet explains that the company tolerates misogynistic jokes and verbal abuse in meetings, in addition to the fact that employees in higher positions harass workers that are lower in the hierarchy of the company. In short, some terrible experiences that function as one more evidence of toxicity in the Paradox offices.
A survey revealed that 69% of female employees had suffered workplace harassmentThis situation was revealed thanks to a survey among company employees in which a 69% of the female employees claimed to have suffered some abusive treatment by their superiors. After this first revelation, the CEO of the company confessed on Twitter to having bothered an employee in 2018 and although the creators of Crusader Kings 3 promised to carry out changes in their work environment, it seems that no noticeable results.
However, it appears that Paradox is suffering the consequences of their actions, as it lost one of its CEOs in early September due to differences over the future of some of its franchises. Additionally, the company recently announced that it will cancel several of its games in development, which could lead to Millionaires loses for the company.
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