25 Aug 2021 7:09 AM +00:00

Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Updated After Interference From The Company

New information has been published via a report from Axios, who claim that the recent Activision Blizzard Lawsuit has been expanded to feature temporary workers to the list the State of California is representing, as well as, include details of interference from human resources at the company.

The new copy reportedly has changed the wording of employees to workers, to now include temporary workers at the company.

These temporary workers are now included in the representation from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, against anti-harassment, equal pay, and employment opportunity protection.

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Read more: Activision Blizzard Employees Condemn Publisher's Response To Lawsuit.

Update: A spokesperson has responded via Engadget, saying these claims are untrue and listed the steps they have taken to ensure they are both cooperating with the DFEH, and creating a safer workplace culture for all workers.

Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Updated After Interference From The Company

The report continues to state that Activision Blizzard has been interfering with the investigation of the company through NDA's, or requiring workers to speak with them before communicating with the DFEH or WilmerHale, the law firm that is acting as a third party investigator.

The new report alleges that documents tied to the investigation and complaints have been shredded by members of the human resource team at Activision Blizzard.

The DFEH takes both these actions as a violation of the companies legal obligation to assist with the investigation, as they are unable to properly communicate with the workers they are there to protect.

Activision Blizzard has yet to meet the demands of the employees besides executive Fran Townsend stepping down from her role of executive sponsor of the Activision Blizzard King Employee Women's Network.