Over 20 Activision Blizzard Since the first continuous sexual harassment lawsuit was filed, the employee has been fired by the company, according to a report Financial Times [Paywall] And an explanation from Frances Townsend, Chief Compliance Officer of Activision Blizzard, about The company’s corporate website.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Townsend said: “What is your rank and what your job is does not matter.” “If you commit some kind of misconduct, or if you are a person who tolerates inconsistency with our values Leaders of the culture, we will take action.”
She went on to point out that so far, more than 20 people have been fired by the company because “more than 20 people face other types of disciplinary actions”, although none of the employees who were condemned or fired were named.
The letter to the employees pointed out that the company is eager to “win the trust of our team, that is, when they speak out, they will be heard”, and hopes to face things head-on with employees “with a new sense of urgency.”
In a note to employees, Townsend outlined some of the actions the company intends to take to better protect employees from harassment and abuse. The company’s ethics and compliance team will add three more positions — and 19 additional positions in the future — in an effort to make Activision Blizzard a “more responsible workplace.” Activision Blizzard also plans to triple its training resources.
It’s worth pointing out that Townsend was the same person who sent an email to employees saying that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing investigation was “worthless”, which prompted the company’s employees to go on strike.
After criticizing the whistleblower and blocking Activision Blizzard employees, she was also forced to close Twitter and delete her account-this is not suitable for people listed as a sponsor of the studio’s female network.
Activision Blizzard is currently processing a series of lawsuits related to the company’s so-called “fraternity boy culture” and various allegations of harassment.
As the proceedings continue, California accused Activision Blizzard of “detaining” and “suppressing” evidence related to the case, and formally opposed the $18 million settlement reached by Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Since the initial litigation was public, we have seen shareholders arguing so far that the company’s executives deliberately withdrew information about the sexual harassment lawsuit, and that former Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and former human resources director Jesse Meschuk have left the company.