Activision Blizzard says it works with workplace practices investigations | Engadget

CEO Bobby Kotick says the company is working with regulators investigating workplace practices, despite allegations that it has tried to thwart investigations. “While working in good faith with regulators to resolve and resolve past issues in the workplace, we are also continuing our own initiatives to ensure we are the best workplace,” Kotick said. ‘We remain committed to addressing all issues in the workplace in a straightforward and prompt manner. ”

Kotick claims that the company ‘is deeply committed to making Activision Blizzard one of the best, most inclusive workplaces’. He said there was no room for ‘discrimination, harassment or unequal treatment’, while giving Activision Blizzard’s ‘outstanding performance history of more than 30 years a good shareholder return’.

The CEO noted that Activision Blizzard works with regulators, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). It is also collaborating with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The DFEH vs. Activision Blizzard in July. It claims that there is widespread harassment and discrimination at the establishment and that it has a sexist “frat boy” culture. In one case, the DFEH accused the company of interfering with its investigation, alleging that staff members shredded ‘documents related to investigations and complaints’.

Activision Blizzard workers at the NLRB last week. They accused the company of violating labor law by allegedly intimidating staff for discussing forced arbitration, which is used to manage disputes. On Monday, the SEC confirmed that Kotick is one of those who sued the agency.

Meanwhile, Blizzard’s chief legal officer Claire Hart has left the company. In spotted by Hart said she left on Friday after holding the post for more than three years. Her departure came just days before the SEC said it was looking into Blizzard’s parent company.

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