To circumvent the process initiated by complaints of sexual harassment, including physical and verbal advances against female employees, as well as gender-based wage and opportunity discrimination, Activision Blizzard rrevealed that it intends to set aside 18 million dollars to compensate those affected.
The decision is the result of an agreement between Blizzard and the organization Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is investigating and handling the case, and what is left of the amount it will be earmarked for donations to selected charities by the organization — all will be from initiatives that seek equal pay for women in the gaming industry and work environments that are more conducive to all.
Still as the company’s first position to deal with the thorny issue, in September, former company president J. Allen Brack was removed.
remember the case
In August, the state of California, in the United States, sued the company for allegations of sexual harassment, salary differences between men and women in the same position, and for a work environment that was colluding with physical and verbal advances on female employees.
The lawsuit even mentions that an employee committed suicide after extreme forms of abuse at the company.