The company behind giant franchises like Call of Duty or World of Warcraft is under the scrutiny of the California government in the United States thanks to a lawsuit.
This focuses on the culture that exists within the company, which is not at all pleasant towards the workers.
Cluture «frat-boy» and harassment
The California Department of Housing and Fair Employment issued a lawsuit a few hours ago for Activision Blizzard, one of the largest gaming companies today.
This is the result of two years of investigation, which led to the conclusion that women in the company are victims of mistreatment, sexual abuse and unfair payments.
20% of employees are currently women and the lawsuit documents mention that the company maintains a “frat-boy” culture, which is slang to refer to a man who believes himself above all others because he belongs to a club, group or fraternity.
This is not the first time that we have heard mistreatment of company employees, but the lawsuit is responsible for providing several examples of the situations that have occurred.
One of the allegations states that a female worker committed suicide during a company trip due to a sexual relationship she had with one of her male supervisors.
Shortly after this lawsuit arose, Activision issued a statement through the IGN site where they deny the allegations of these documents.
Here is a translated extract of the statement:
We are confident in our ability to demonstrate our practices as an equal opportunity company that embraces a caring, diverse and inclusive work environment for people, and we are committed to continuing this effort in the years to come. It’s too bad the DFEH (California Department of Fair Employment and Housing) doesn’t want to get into conversations with us about what they thought they saw in their investigations.
If they wish, they can enter this link to read the full complaint.
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Source – realgaming101.es