Blizzard Employee Says She Was Told To 'Get Over It' After Reporting Sexual Harassment
The complaint stated that as early as 2019, Braque was told that due to rampant sexual harassment and gender discrimination, employees were leaving the company in Santa Monica, California. He also stated that employees have contacted the company's human resources department regarding complaints about compensation and unfair appointments. Blizzard President J. Allen Brack was one of several executives directly named in the complaint. He sent an internal email to all employees on July 21 stating that any behavior described in the complaint was "completely unacceptable." , And encourage employees to talk to the person in charge. Guidance or third-party support for any issues they face related to sexual harassment and discrimination within the company.
The lawsuit accuses Activision Blizzard executives of committing and sometimes encouraging sexual misconduct against female employees. The company promotes a "brother-like boy" culture  and its recruitment and recruitment practices discriminate against women. The lawsuit requires a jury to review EEOC's allegations of sexual harassment and general discrimination, and order the company to stop misconduct and compensate injured employees. EEOC accused Activision of discriminating against pregnant employees, paying female employees lower salaries than male employees for gender reasons, and retaliating against employees who complained about unfair treatment.
Following an investigation by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this year, Activision Blizzard was ordered to set up a $ 18 million fund to compensate victims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in my study. Despite the relatively paltry sum - remember, CEO Bobby Kotick embezzled roughly $ 150 million in 2020 and was in line to do the same in 2021 before drastically cutting pay after the bad news scandal. Sexual Behavior - Bloom said that Activision Blizzard has actually not taken any action to fulfill its obligations and the legal deadline for creating a website and appointing a complaints administrator has passed. Bloom also called for a complete re-examination of the case and the damage done to the careers of individuals by a neutral third party. Second, Bloom said the firm should make a serious apology to Christina and the other victims, and third, they called on a neutral third party to consider the career damage of employees like Christina with the aim of correcting any discriminatory decision.
Bloom is best known for representing women in high-profile sexual harassment and harassment cases, including charges against Bill Oreilly and Bill Cosby. Bloom, a prominent attorney known for representing survivors in high-profile sexual harassment cases who also once made headlines for playing an advisory role in the assault on serial predator Harvey Weinstein, detailed numerous lawsuits. filed against Activision. Blizzard for its culture of sexuality, harassment and retaliation. Lawyer Lisa Bloom held a press conference in front of Blizzard headquarters today, accompanied by an Activision Blizzard employee named Christine, who starred in an unfortunate series of abuse she experienced firsthand during her four years at the company, including rude comments about her body and unwanted sexual relations. flirting, inappropriate touching, "alcohol-soaked team activities" and invitations to casual sex with her supervisors. During a press conference chaired by renowned lawyer Lisa Bloom, which was broadcast on her Instagram, an employee named Christine, whose last name was not released upon request, said that she would be hurt in her four years at the company. A string of sexual harassment also marked the developer as having a "brotherly culture."
Christina, currently at Blizzard for four years, said she experienced a supposedly "boyish culture of brotherhood that is harmful to women," and that colleagues and leaders made harsh comments about her body, made unwanted sexual harassment and inappropriately touched her. Christina said she shared this negative experience with her bosses and they were shocked. Christina also said that she was told not to report her concerns to Blizzard Activision's HR department. In addition, she stated that following the filing of such reports, she was demoted, denied full profit sharing benefits, and received the smallest promotion in her four years at Blizzard.
During a short press conference, Christine elaborated on her personal work experience, including allegations of sexual assault by her executives at Blizzard. In a statement, Christina said the events have ruined her mental health, but she went out in public to fight for a safe working environment for all Activision Blizzard employees.
Attorney Lisa Bloom and Christina, a current Blizzard employee, held a press conference in front of Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, California to share their story of the company's “culture of alcohol-infused sexual harassment”. Blizzard Entertainment employee Christine (surname) and her husband Eric (right) walk with her lawyers Lisa Bloom and Avi Goldstein ahead of a press conference where Christine opened up her story of sexual harassment at a company in Irvine, California, on Wednesday. December 8, 2021. A woman known as "Christina," a current Blizzard Entertainment employee, was the first victim to publicly face personal experience of sexual harassment and local misconduct. I work while working as a video game developer in Irvine.
A current Activision Blizzard employee spoke publicly today at a press conference about the alleged "female-bad boy brotherhood culture" from which she suffers in the company, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation, including demotion and more. In the midst of numerous lawsuits and investigations into allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard on Wednesday, the employee released a public statement of abuse in which he said he was harmed during his four-year career at the company. Christine has worked at Blizzard for four years and says she experienced unwanted sexual harassment, inappropriate contact, and more during her work.
Christina talked about her euphoria when she was first hired and how she turned in horror when she became the target of repeated sexual harassment and comments. The complaint said that before her death, the employee was subjected to intense sexual harassment, including the distribution of nude photographs at a company party.
The agency is calling for an injunction requiring workplace protections as well as non-payment of wages, wage adjustments, arrears and loss of wages and benefits to workers. The lawsuit alleges that employees are constantly subjected to sexual harassment, that few women are appointed to leadership positions, and in such cases they receive lower salaries, incentives and general compensation than their male colleagues.
Game publishers, led by CEO Bobby Kotick, have been the subject of numerous investigations, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for allegations of sexual harassment and toxic culture. The Wall Street Journal reported that since the state filed a lawsuit in July, Activision has received more than 500 employee reports on “harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, pay inequality, etc.”.
After the statement, Lisa Bloom listed the various lawsuits the company is currently facing, and then filed three lawsuits filed by her and her clients regarding the incident. In addition to the compensation fund, Bloom also stated that his client hopes to obtain a "real apology" for the sexual harassment he suffered at the company and to retaliate for talking about his abuse. The third request is for a review by a neutral third party and a "small legal defense company" to assess the occupational damage suffered by the alleged victim after the speech.