Activision Blizzard: Company pays 18 million in the legal dispute with sexual harassment
After Activision Blizzard has been faced by the allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace for more than a year, a US federal judge has agreed to a first comparison.
As Activity confirmed itself, a first procedure against a payment of $ 18 million will be discontinued.
In a recent press release, CEO Bobby Kotick lost: “Our goal is to make Activision Blizzard to the model of the industry. We will continue to focus our focus on the extinction of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The approval of the court on this comparison is an important step to give our employees the opportunity to assert their recourse claims if they were disadvantaged or harassed in any form. “
Thus, every former and up-to-date employees of Activision Blizzard has the possibility to submit its case since 16 September 2016.
The Supervisory Authority Dfeh and the Trade Union Communications Workers of America criticize the comparison sharp. It is assumed that the payment of $ 18 million was far too low and you can compensate 60 employees at best. Riot Games has paid 100 million in this context, in a similar case.
It also fears that the sum could now be regarded as a trend-setting and the comparison value is represented by the DFEH for further cases. Employees who have already been compensated by the EEOC fund can not benefit from further payments that the DFEH would reach.