The lawsuit against Activision Blizzard seems to have officially ended, as the California court ruled that the publisher will have to issue $ 18 million in compensation to victims who filed a complaint against the abuse. This was established by Judge Dale Fisher, in the face of an agreement with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Activision Blizzard: $ 18 million in compensation for victims of harassment
Here is the statement from the American Equal Opportunities Commission:
“We are pleased that the judge has indicated his intention to sign the consent decree. Not only does it provide monetary compensation to whistleblowers who have been affected by sexual harassment, discrimination in pregnancy, and related retaliation at Activision Blizzard in the United States, but also puts in place a significant injunction at Activision Blizzard to prevent and address discrimination, harassment , and retaliation “.
Although this may seem a win across the board, there are some important factors to consider. The first and most trivial of all is that this figure is not that high for a company like Activision Blizzard which, let’s remember, was bought a few months ago by Microsoft for the beauty of 70 billion dollars in total.
It must also be said that this action could prevent the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to bring a second legal action against the publisher. This is because the agreement in question allows Activision Blizzard to have some documents examined by this second case, essentially allowing the company to free itself from the accusations.