Activision Blizzard shareholders vote for annual reports on misconduct in the workplace
Once again, Activision Blizzard is being criticized for complaints of misconduct in the workplace, since the company’s shareholders voted in favor of public reports on how the company is addressing complaints. In the summer of 2021, a lawsuit was filed from the Department of Housing and Fair Employment of California against Activision for accusations of discrimination, abuse and more. It was the beginning of a series of additional investigations and demands from other parts, which resulted in a series of changes and promises by Activision executives. At the beginning of 2022, in the midst of these accusations, Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Blizzard Activision, something that some expected that it would result in the elimination of toxic leadership once the acquisition was completed.
However, Activision’s shareholders voted to approve the proposal for the creation of reports that would highlight whether the company is doing something to address harassment complaints and how they are handling them. Reports are also expected to reveal how much money is spending compensation activation for victims of harassment and abuse within the company. Activision suggested that shareholders vote against this idea, stating that it would use time and resources to respond directly to employee concerns, but shareholders voted in favor. In a statement to Kotakuactivision, he declared that he would consider the proposal, but it is not binding and did not confirm whether he will carry it out or not.
The shareholders voted in favor of the non-binding proposal of the shareholders regarding the preparation of a report on the company’s efforts in the workplace, said an Activision spokesman. «According to our current commitments, we will carefully consider the proposal to improve our future revelations. Activision Blizzard remains deeply committed to a respectful and cozy workplace for all colleagues ».
The Comptroller of the State of New York, Thomas Dinapoli, requested this type of report earlier this year and told the Washington Post that this vote spoke out loud. Dinapoli also pointed out that Activision needs to restore investors’ confidence and increase transparency with respect to how it addresses concerns about misconduct in the workplace. Activision was recently acquitted of any irregularity in an internal investigation that was rapidly examined by the public.