Activision Blizzard Is Sued by California Over Workplace Culture

Activision Blizzard Is Sued by California Over Workplace Culture

Advertisement Supported by Activision Blizzard Is Sued by California Over Workplace Culture The lawsuit says women at the gaming company were paid less and discriminated against, and it described a culture of sexual harassment. A California state agency is suing Activision Blizzard, the video game maker that produces Call of Duty, over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. After a two-year investigation, the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that Activision fostered a “‘frat boy’ workplace culture.” Executives sexually harassed women, the agency said, and male employees openly joked about rape and drank alcohol while engaging in “inappropriate behavior” toward women at their cubicles during events known as “cube crawls.” The lawsuit added that women were routinely paid less than men for similar work and were less likely to be promoted. Activision’s workplace “is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women,” the agency wrote. “Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, including having to continually fend off unwanted sexual comments and advances by their male …
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