Activision Blizzard declared that the company has dismissed 20 employees and has taken another 20 disciplinary, because employee had complained about harassment and discrimination.
In an e-mail to all employees, Fran Townsend, Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs said that the company has received an increase in reports on harassment, discrimination and retaliatory measures and would take action:
In recent months, we have received an increase in messages through various reporting channels. People report problems that are lying out years and ranging to the present.
We are looking forward to these reports and our team works to examine them with a combination of internal and external resources. On the basis of the information received in the first message, they are divided into different categories, and resources are assigned to give priority to the most serious messages.
In the context of various released reports, more than 20 people have left Activision Blizzard and we had to take more than 20 people other types of disciplinary measures.
Townsend also explained that Activision Blizzard has taken further steps to work more efficiently:
Extension of the ethics and compliance team by 22 full-time jobs More, Way to Play Heroes - Employees who help other employees to report incidents - and grant them four additional holidays per year Composition of the examination groups to a central unit within a central ethics and compliance department separated by the business units and the Human Resources Department Improvements to the Employee Relations Team to ensure that it treats complaints and concerns with the due care and attention Work on new materials that document the examination process and employees who report misconduct, inform what they have to expect during the investigation process Tripling of investment in training resources
We are determined to bring about meaningful and positive changes, and this is only the beginning, Townsend said the employees. We will announce further news in the coming weeks and months. We know that there is more and more to do. We are determined to continue this work.
Please tell us your ideas and suggestions with however you would like to submit you. We will work hard every day to win your trust. Let s make sure that we always have a secure, integrative and ethical workplace that makes us all pride.