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Activision Blizzard puts action for sexual harassment over 18 million US

An action of the US Government (US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) against Activision Blizzard for sexual harassment was terminated after a judge had approved a comparison of $ 18 million.

According to Washington Post, the comparison allows anyone who works in the company since September 2016, to submit a lawsuit if he believes to have sacrifice sexual harassment, unfair retaliation or discrimination due to pregnancy. Nicole St. Germain, a spokeswoman at the EEOC, said that the organization was satisfied with the result of agreement.

There is a problem that is due to this comparison, and that is that anyone who submits a claim for comparison to the EOCC dispenses to his right, in the other ongoing action by the California Ministry of Faire Employment and Against Activision Blizzard is strained, claims asserted to be able to enable housing (DFEH).

This ensures the victims certainly before a mystery, since VGC reports that already last year a union that represents a number of workers, has declared that severance pay amounting to $ 18 million was completely inadequate.

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Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, who focused on a lot of criticism associated with these events, gave an explanation at the agreement from press release. “Our goal is to make Activision Blizzard a model for the industry,” says Kotick. “And we will continue to focus on eliminating harassment and discrimination at our workplace. The approval of this comparison by the court is an important step in ensuring that our employees have appeal if they experience in any form of harassment or retaliation. “

These complaints began in July 2021, as the Californian Dfeh Activision Blizzard accused to have a “brotherhood boy” work culture that continued sexual harassment of women. The DFEH complaint still runs, but how many people settle on the EOCC comparison can affect the future.