Equal Employment Opportunity Commission joins SEC, shareholders, and other regulators in suing game publisher The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint against Activision Blizzard on Monday, alleging that the video game publisher subjected employees to sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and/or related retaliation. The EEOC’s complaint notes that its investigation into Activision Blizzard began in September 2018.
Activision Blizzard is also being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is looking into how the company has handled employee allegations of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
California’s DFEH sued Activision Blizzard in July, alleging that the company fosters a “frat boy” workplace culture that subjects its female employees to gender-based discrimination and “constant sexual harassment.”
The commission alleges in its complaint that “some employees complained about the sexual harassment,” and that Activision Blizzard “knew or should have known” about those complaints, but that the company “failed to take corrective and preventive measures.