CEO Bobby Kotick and other execs subpoenaed, personnel files requested.
Shares have dropped 20 percent in two months as legal woes build over an alleged culture of discrimination against women and minorities at the maker of Candy Crush, Call of Duty, Overwatch and World of Warcraft.
Another government regulator has its eyes on the video game maker.
In order to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Activision Blizzard has agreed to establish an $18 million fund for eligible claimants — meaning, employees who were harmed by the company's discriminatory hiring and management practices. The EEOC lawsuit was filed Monday, and that same afternoon, Activision Blizzard announced the $18 million conclusion.
EEOC's lawsuit charged the gaming giant with failing to adequately address employees' complaints of harassment.
Activision Blizzard will pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit by a US government agency alleging harassment and discrimination, the firm said Monday.
Activision Blizzard is facing legal action from another federal agency related to the game maker's alleged mistreatment of female workers. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit.
The SEC has subpoenaed the company and several current and former employees, according to Activision Blizzard.
Collective action in the American video game industry is on the rise, even if unionization isn’t.
Activision Blizzard has another government lawsuit on its plate, with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suing the Call of Duty, Overwatch and World of Warcraft publisher for workplace harassment and discrimination on Monday. The suit, filed after a three-year investigation, alleges that Activision Blizzard’s female employees were subject “to sex-based discrimination, including harassment, [
Activision Blizzard, one of the world’s most high-profile video game companies, has confirmed a regulatory probe and said it is working to address complaints of workplace discrimination
Meanwhile, Blizzard's chief legal officer just left the company..