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What happened to Activision Blizzard? 20 layoffs, 20 warnings

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Towards the end of July 2021, it became known that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) was determined against Activision Blizzard and filed a lawsuit. Serious allegations of discrimination and misogynia, sexual harassment, alcohol abuse and rape were collected. Since then, a lot has happened. Employees of Blizzard Entertainment and Activision protested against those that such an unacceptable behavior was tolerated by decades without serious consequences.

Various staff at Blizzard had to clear their workplace or went by themselves - at the point is never 100 percent, who was now involved in the processes described by those described by those described by those described by those described by those described by those. And in wow the large inclusion wave grabs around; Hardly a stone stays on the other when it comes to making content of the MMOS of the whole of socially acceptable.

But what happens at employees?

But apart from the reports that, for example, Jesse McCree and Jonathan had to go Lecraft, but has not yet been officially communicated which personnel consequences are drawn at Activision Blizzard. In the interview with the authors of Financial Times, Fran Townsend from Activision Blizzard gives information about it (Yes, the Fran Townsend). Accordingly, 20 employees were released in order to improve the corporate culture at Activision Blizzard according to the allegations of sex-specific discrimination and harassment.

Furthermore, 20 more employees have received a warning, while the internal team for ethics and compliance has been expanded. This is from a letter to the workforce, which has received the employee of Activision Blizzard on Tuesday (19.10.2021). On the authors of Financial Times, Townsend explained that there are several game developers and some supervisors, and added that none of the dismissals from the board or the management of the company.

There should be no differences

It does not matter which rank the staff has or what job he exercises, Townsend is quoted. If someone has committed a kind of misconduct or is a manager who tolerates a culture that does not match our values, we will take action. The impact on the business does not matter. However, differences are made in the severity of misconduct; Whether it was about repeated processes or unique incidents.

The majority of cases of misconduct would not have taken place in the offices, but on events and influencing alcohol - but this is no excuse to pursue the incidents because they influence the workplace. That s why we say that we have to tackle this problem, says Townsend.

And the demands of the employees?

As mentioned earlier, employees of Activision Blizzard have protested after the allegations against the predominant corporate culture, while creating a letter, which has to improve. Not all of the four claims of the workforce have been fulfilled so far, such as transparent communication with regard to the gender equality in salary payments.

It is aware of this in the leadership of Activision Blizzard and more changes would come. Kotick and the board have basically exhibited me a blank check, says Townsend. The complete report can be found at Financial Times, but behind the payment barrier.

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