Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 ElNono's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Post Count
    143,734
    Activision Blizzard Sued By California Over ‘Frat Boy’ Culture

    Video game giant Activision Blizzard Inc., maker of games including World of Warcraft and Diablo, fosters a “frat boy” culture in which female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation, according to a lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

    A two-year investigation by the state agency found that the company discriminated against female employees in terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, assignment, promotion, and termination. Company leadership consistently failed to take steps to prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, the agency said.

    According to the complaint, filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, female employees make up around 20% of the Activision workforce, and are subjected to a “pervasive frat boy workplace culture,” including “cube crawls,” in which male employees “drink copious amounts of alcohol as they crawl their way through various cubicles in the office and often engage in inappropriate behavior toward female employees.”

    The agency alleges male employees play video games during the workday while delegating responsibilities to female employees, engage in sexual banter, and joke openly about rape, among other things.

    Female employees allege being held back from promotions because of the possibility they might become pregnant, being criticized for leaving to pick their children up from daycare, and being kicked out of lactation rooms so male colleagues could use the room for meetings, the complaint says.

    Female employees working for the World of Warcraft team noted that male employees and supervisors would hit on them, make derogatory comments about rape, and otherwise engage in demeaning behavior, the agency alleges.

    The suit also points to a female Activision employee who took her own life while on a company trip with her male supervisor. The employee had been subjected to intense sexual harassment prior to her death, including having nude photos passed around at a company holiday party, the complaint says.

    The agency seeks an injunction forcing compliance with workplace protections, as well as unpaid wages, pay adjustments, back pay, and lost wages and benefits for female employees.

    Causes of Action: Employment discrimination because of sex; retaliation; failure to prevent discrimination and harassment; unequal pay.

    Relief: Compensatory damages; punitive damages; unpaid wages; injunctive relief; declaratory relief; equitable relief; pre-judgment interest; attorneys’ fees; costs.

    Response: Activision Blizzard didn’t immediately respond to Bloomberg Law’s request for comment.

    Attorneys: Internal counsel represents the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

    The case is Calif. Dep’t of Fair Emp. & Housing v. Activision Blizzard Inc., Cal. Super. Ct., No. 21stcv26571, 7/20/21.

    https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-...at-boy-culture


  2. #2
    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 ElNono's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Post Count
    143,734

  3. #3
    Veteran
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Post Count
    42,624
    Please make them go bankrupt. Kotick is one of the biggest cancer in the video game industry.

  4. #4
    LMAO koriwhat's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Post Count
    30,556
    Revenge of the Nerds!

  5. #5
    A neverending cycle Trainwreck2100's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Post Count
    39,702
    imagine having to lose the opportunity to get paid to get drunk off your ass at work, because 20% of the work force can't handle liquor

  6. #6
    LMAO koriwhat's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Post Count
    30,556
    imagine having to lose the opportunity to get paid to get drunk off your ass at work, because 20% of the work force can't handle liquor
    Or more like 2% are outraged because they foment an ideology of victimhood as their religion and don't want to code anyhow.

  7. #7
    Savvy Veteran spurraider21's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Post Count
    85,344
    Or more like 2% are outraged because they foment an ideology of victimhood as their religion and don't want to code anyhow.
    nobody is a bigger victim than white males

  8. #8
    LMAO koriwhat's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Post Count
    30,556
    nobody is a bigger victim than white males
    Nerdy ones like you, yes. Most are just dudes living their life otherwise.

  9. #9
    Savvy Veteran spurraider21's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Post Count
    85,344
    Nerdy ones like you, yes. Most are just dudes living their life otherwise.
    i was referring to betas like Nathan tbh

  10. #10
    Veteran SpursforSix's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Post Count
    18,891
    imagine having to lose the opportunity to get paid to get drunk off your ass at work, because 20% of the work force can't handle liquor
    Is you serious? That would be the case with any job where you let people get drunk.

  11. #11
    Club Rookie of The Year DJR210's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Post Count
    18,432
    What's wrong with engaging in a little sexual banter while your female co-worker does your work though? Can sue for anything these days.

  12. #12
    Veteran vy65's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Post Count
    7,414
    "In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant on the trip"


  13. #13
    Veteran RD2191's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Post Count
    51,564
    "In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant on the trip"


  14. #14
    A neverending cycle Trainwreck2100's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Post Count
    39,702
    "In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant on the trip"

    they were dating, she only committed suicide when she got those nude pics shown off to the entire retreat. Shouldn't have sent nude pics

  15. #15
    Veteran
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Post Count
    42,624
    they were dating, she only committed suicide when she got those nude pics shown off to the entire retreat. Shouldn't have sent nude pics
    If she hadn't then she'd be called a prude now and days.

    This should fall into revenge porn which is illegal now so the guy should be charged with something.

  16. #16
    A neverending cycle Trainwreck2100's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Post Count
    39,702
    If she hadn't then she'd be called a prude now and days.

    This should fall into revenge porn which is illegal now so the guy should be charged with something.
    we don't know when it happened based on the article, some of this dates back 10 years well before any revenge porn laws. If it does count as revenge porn girl should have sued for $$ instead of offing herself

  17. #17
    TheDrewShow is salty lefty's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Post Count
    95,655
    small ed murican men

  18. #18
    TRU 'cross mah stomach LaMarcus Bryant's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Post Count
    5,497
    we don't know when it happened based on the article, some of this dates back 10 years well before any revenge porn laws. If it does count as revenge porn girl should have sued for $$ instead of offing herself
    I miss when gamer chicks intentionally did nude spreads and it actually mattered
    Remember killcreek?

  19. #19
    Savvy Veteran spurraider21's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Post Count
    85,344
    they were dating, she only committed suicide when she got those nude pics shown off to the entire retreat. Shouldn't have sent nude pics
    "she was asking for it"

  20. #20
    A neverending cycle Trainwreck2100's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Post Count
    39,702
    "she was asking for it"
    "She gave away pics and it bit her in the ass"

  21. #21
    Got Woke? DMC's Avatar
    My Team
    San Antonio Spurs
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Post Count
    83,787
    "she was asking for it"
    "They killed her"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •