Activision Blizzard And EEOC Settlement Blocked, EEOC Accuses DFEH Of Ethical Violations

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In a surprising twist on the ongoing web of Activision Blizzard legal problems, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the SEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are now at odds with each other over alleged ethical violations and conflict of interest with regard to the DFEH legal team. The DFEH filed a motion last week to block a [...]

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Activision Blizzard Comes To An Agreement With The EEOC, Sets Aside $18M For Victim Claims And Awareness

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Activision Blizzard is currently in the crosshairs of multiple government agencies over its frat boy workplace culture and allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the company. There’s California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which filed a lawsuit against the company back in July, as well as the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, [...]

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SEC Launches Separate Investigation On Activision Blizzard Over Their Workplace Behavior

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As if a state-sanctioned sexual harassment lawsuit wasn’t enough, Activision Blizzard is now being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for how the company handled employees’ complaints of sexual misconduct and discrimination within its walls. According to the Wall Street Journal, the SEC has subpoenaed the company and its executives, including CEO Bobby Kotick, asking for various records [...]

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Blizzard Entertainment Will Be Renaming Other Characters Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

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Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment announced that they were renaming the Overwatch character McCree after the employee that the character was named after, Jesse McCree, was fired from the company as part of Activision Blizzard’s efforts to clean house amid the sexual harassment and discrimination scandal that’s gripping the company. In addition to requiring extra man hours to roll out [...]

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Activision Blizzard Shareholders Demand Policy Changes Amid Sexual Harassment Controversy

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Activision Blizzard in the wake of the sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by California’s DFEH. Since news of the lawsuit came out, players have been boycotting and leaving the company’s games in droves. Shareholders who aren’t happy with how the company’s executives responded to the mess have also filed their own [...]

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Activision Blizzard Employees Attest To ‘Frat Boy’ Culture And Harassment In New Exposé

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Activision Blizzard continues to feel the backlash of the ongoing sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit as Bloomberg publishes a new exposé with firsthand accounts from former and current employees of the company. These employees further attested to the fact that the executives themselves were a party to the alleged frat boy culture and incidents of sexual harassment within the company. [...]

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J. Allen Brack And Head Of HR Jesse Meschuk Leave Activision Blizzard Amid Controversial Lawsuit

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Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack has left the company “to pursue new opportunities” amid the controversial sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard by the state of California. The announcement was made in a press release welcoming Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra as the new co-leaders of the company the morning of yesterday’s Q2 2021 investor report. [...]

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Activision Blizzard CEO Responds To Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Lawsuit

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It’s been a tumultuous week for Activision Blizzard executives as the company’s stock price dips and employees organize walkouts following last week’s sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit. After a week of silence, CEO Bobby Kotick finally responds to the issues in a public letter to the company’s employees. In the letter, Kotick recognized the courage of employees who came forward [...]

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