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More than 30 Activision Blizzard employees 'moved out' since July, WSJ reports

More than 30 Activision Blizzard employees 'moved out' since July, WSJ reports

According to internal documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 37 Activision Blizzard employees have reportedly been "ejected" from the company since July last year as part of an effort to crack down on sexual harassment issues. Is. Activision Blizzard spokeswoman Helene Classy also told the WSJ that 44 individuals had been disciplined in relation to allegations of workplace misconduct.

These numbers include more than 20 employees who exited the company in October, as well as about 20 employees who were reprimanded by the company at the time. The WSJ also notes that Activision Blizzard collected nearly 700 employee complaints describing concerns about workplace misconduct. Activision Blizzard was reportedly set to release a report at the end of last year summarizing the results of its ongoing investigation, but the WSJ reports that CEO Bobby Kotick denied it, saying it was the company Was. issues and makes them worse.

Activision Blizzard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last July, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued Activision Blizzard for promoting a culture of "constant sexual harassment." Since then, several employees have come forward with their experiences of sexual misconduct at the company, alleging that management was aware of and potentially encouraged this behavior. The company in September A $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but DFEH recently appealed a judge's decision that prevented it from intervening.

Kotick has also been accused of personally abusive behavior in November, and despite this, the company's board still expressed confidence in his leadership. Soon after, more than 1,500 employees signed a petition calling for Kotick's removal as CEO, who only stated that if the company's toxic work culture could not be fixed "with speed," he would. will take the position. Will consider leaving.

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