Activision Blizzard won a court victory this week when a federal judge allowed the previously announced settlement plans between the company and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to proceed and overruled it. California’s attempt to become a party to the lawsuit or to allow stay.
When the settlement with the EEOC was announced last year, some were concerned that the terms were not clear enough or the amount insufficient. California’s Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH), which filed a lawsuit against the company this summer for allegations of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and a list of incidents, found how to prevent the settlement from continuing and file the appropriate application to do so.
The judge in this case, Dale Fischer, stated at a hearing in December that she would not allow DFEH to intervene because “it is just not appropriate” to make a final decision after that hearing. was still pending at the time, but she also said it was unlikely she would change her mind on the matter.
Now that the case will continue, there is no chance for DFEH to stay, but DFEH has filed an appeal. That appeal is still pending, but this latest decision will allow the case to move to the next stage, although the appeal will still be heard.
The judge’s decision was based on what she determined could warrant intervention now, but ultimately found no valid reason. In her statement, she wrote that “the DFEH has never explicitly stated what advantages it seeks to gain by participating as a full-fledged party. [rather than by filing a brief with its stance]. “Another reason for disallowing stay is because those whose circumstances may be “relief” from the EEOC settlement will be denied it for longer. “If the length of stay is in effect,” she writes, “certain relief will not occur for some time even if the settlement is appropriate and beneficial.”
The Agreement still requires formal approval and DFEH can issue a statement in the case as an outside party but has been denied the ability to participate as a formal party in relation to the effort. force to stop it.
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