Activision Blizzard settles major lawsuit
Activision Blizzard has settled a sexual harassment suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to the tune of $18 million.
The suit dealt with sexual harassment and sex discrimination related to Activision Blizzard's handling of pregnant employees. An initial settlement was agreed on in late 2021.
- $18,000,000 allocated to ‘preventative programs’
- EEOC will exercise oversight on the initiatives
- US judge ruled it “fair, reasonable and adequate”
- At least three major lawsuits are still in progress
Objection: The settlement was not approved by the judge presiding over the case until now since the Californian Department for Employment and Housing objected. The two agencies have been at odds during the proceedings against Activision Blizzard.
Agency spat: The DFEH alleged that the settlement could do irreparable harm to its own lawsuits, while the EEOC responded by alleging ethical violations by two of the DFEH's attorneys.