No break for Activision Blizzard: The game company has once again been sued. Accusation: Violation of labor law.
The headlines about sexual assault lawsuits and Activision Blizzard’s toxic work environment are endless: Now the game company must respond once again in court. This has it National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced.
The accusation: intimidation and coercion of the workforce. This is after they wanted to publicly discuss wage discrepancies and the arbitration being contractually enforced.
The case in detail
The lawsuit was filed by Campaign to organize digital employees, also known as CODE-CWA. Among other things, their complaint refers to “unfair labor practices.” The gaming giant is also said to have attempted to suppress “regulatory efforts in the wake of the discrimination and sexual assault scandal”.
While former Blizzard boss J. Allen Brack resigned immediately after the lawsuit was filed, the company’s current executives are said to have not yet contributed to the lasting cultural changes. exactly the contrary.
It appears that employees who wanted to speak openly about issues such as wage and hour discrimination, abuse and harassment after the state complaint were threatened and intimidated. This applies above all ABK is better, a group of Activision Blizzard employees. Its members have been improving working conditions at the largest gaming companies in the United States for years.
Activision Blizzard has not yet commented on the new allegations.
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