A new lawsuit has been filed by a current employee against Activision Blizzard, claiming that he or she was subjected to racial discrimination and sexual harassment while at the company.
According to the complaint, a technician also complained that they were harassed and retaliated against for making statements in public.
According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe, an employee in the IT department known as Bloomberg Legal Reportan, began working for the firm in 2017 as a senior administrative assistant.
what happened now? for Activision Blizzard files another discrimination and harassment lawsuit?
The first time she encountered unethical behavior was during her first day on the job, when she felt compelled to consume tequila and disclose an unpleasant secret with everyone during a so-called “start-up lunch.”
On three separate occasions, she was subjected to peer pressure to drink and participate in “cube crawls,” which were filled with sexual remarks and groping of women. A “game” known as “Jackbox” invites people to provide “creative answers” to questions that are mostly sexual in nature.
She began dressing modestly to help prevent sexual harassment, and she began avoiding off-site dinners, according to the lawsuit. Her supervisor’s alleged excessive drinking and sexual advances are also addressed in the lawsuit.
Doe applied for various other employment at the firm after leaving the IT department but was turned down. She filed a complaint with Blizzard’s then-president Allen J. Brack after she was relocated to another position and paid less as a result of it.
Doe’s lawsuit is the latest in a string of Activision Blizzard news following reports that the firm has cultivated a toxic culture. California filed a lawsuit against the company over workplace bullying, harassment, and sex discrimination, which became public as a result of another litigation.
Doe’s lawsuit is just the latest in a string of Activision Blizzard news following reports that the company has fostered a toxic work culture. The allegations first came to light as a result of a lawsuit brought by the state of California over workplace bullying, harassment and sex discrimination.
Activision Blizzard has since remodeled its interior and established plans to continue evolving its talent and recruitment systems in order to be more inclusive. It formed a new workplace accountability committee charged with “tracking progress and ensuring responsibility.” Many current and former workers feel that the company is doing too little, too late, or not nearly enough to address employee concerns. Many are still calling for CEO Bobby Kotick’s resignation, while others have joined a union.
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