A detailed investigation is said to have revealed the dire conditions in the Activision blizzard. Top executives of the gaming agent are said to be involved, and the company is now suing officials on behalf of former female employees.
Gamemaker Activision is being prosecuted for issues such as the Blizzard sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and for establishing a culture such as the “Boys Club” that allegedly harmed female employees. New York Times.
The lawsuit was filed after a two-year investigation into California’s “Department of Fair Employment and Housing.”
The mission of the Ministry is to protect residents from discrimination in work life, private and public hostels.
Authorities reportedly tried to work with Activision Blizzard to resolve the issue, but the company failed to comply with the ministry’s requests.
Suicide during business trip
The company’s workplace is described as a hub for harassment and discrimination against women. The ministry writes.
“Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment and are forced to deal with unwanted sexual harassment and comments from male colleagues and managers,” the lawsuit alleges, adding that women received poorer working conditions than men at the same job. .
In addition, male employees of the company must regularly have organized parties, resulting in luxurious behavior towards female employees.
In one case, a female employee allegedly took her own life during a business trip with a male manager. The woman is said to have been subjected to severe sexual harassment for a long time. Among other things, he writes that nude photos of the person in question must have gone the wrong way during a company party. Bloomberg Law.
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Men played video games while women worked
The ministry is now seeking a ruling in which the company is forced to comply with state rules of conduct in the workplace, in addition to which it claims to comply with claims for severance pay, compensation for lost income and other benefits.
Also, male employees in the company sector in the state must have played video games during work hours, and in addition they handed over their responsibilities and assignments to their female colleagues. Not only does it say that top executives of the company should be well aware of the issues, but they also participated in “very inappropriate behavior”.
The company responds
– We value diversity and work to create a workplace that is considered inclusive of all. A spokesman for Activision Blizzard says these conditions have no place in our company or industry. IGN.
The spokesman points out that the company is taking the allegations “very seriously” and will investigate all aspects of the case.
Furthermore, the company hopes to prove that it is an “employer that offers equal opportunities to all”.
Activision is an international game maker behind many popular games including Blizzard Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and World of Warcraft. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and has about 9,500 employees.