State of California sues Activision Blizzard over "frat boy" culture

State of California sues Activision Blizzard over "frat boy" culture

State of California sues Activision Blizzard over "frat boy" culture Former staff take to social media to back up claims. The State of California has sued Activision Blizzard over what it alleges to be a "frat boy" culture that created "a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women". The lawsuit, filed by the State's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) on Tuesday includes a number of disturbing allegations and alleges a culture of "constant sexual harassment" mainly at Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch (via Bloomberg). CONTENT WARNING: According to the suit, female employees "almost universally confirmed that working for Defendants was akin to working in a frat house, which invariably involved male employees drinking and subjecting female employees to sexual harassment with no repercussion". The suit mentions "cube crawls" in which male employees "proudly came into work hungover". "Similarly, male employees would play video games during work, engage in banter about their sexual encounters, talk openly about female bodies, and make numerous jokes about rape," the lawsuit continued. "As a product of …
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