Activision Blizzard was hit by another lawsuit, this time alleging that the company’s “fraternity boy” environment encouraged “rampant sexism” that resulted in a current employee experiencing sexual harassment and discrimination and receiving “retaliation.” because he spoke up.
As Bloomberg reports, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Country Superior Court on behalf of this employee, who is known as “Jane Doe” by attorney Lisa Bloom.
“For years, Activision Blizzard’s open “fraternity” environment encouraged rampant sexism, harassment and discrimination, with 700 reported incidents occurring under the supervision of CEO Robert Kotick,” the lawsuit reads.
Doe started working at Activision Blizzard in 2017 as a senior administrative assistant for executives in the IT department, and the problems started on her first day. During an “initiation dinner,” she was pressured into making tequila shots and was told by management that she had to tell “an embarrassing secret” to all employees at that lunch.
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