Activision Blizzard employees condemned the management’s inaction and unwillingness to fully acknowledge the problems with harassment and harassment of women at work. Hundreds of people signed a letter demanding to bring the perpetrators to justice and carry out reforms within the company.The full text of the appeal was published on July 26 on the Bloomberg website.

According to the publication, about 1,000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have already signed up for the letter to the management. This is about 10% of the total current staff of the company, which as of December last year numbered 9.5 thousand people.

Employees note that they no longer believe the promises of management to protect employees. According to them, top managers think only about themselves and protect their own interests.

The main theses and requirements from the letterThe employees called the official comments of the management “disgusting and offensive” in relation to the values that the company should protect.

  • In their opinion, the statements of top managers harm the desire of employees for equality both in the gaming industry itself and beyond.According to employees, because of the behavior of the management, it seems that Activision Blizzard does not believe the victims.
  • “This calls into question the ability of our organizations to hold violators accountable for their actions and to create a safe environment in which victims would not be afraid to speak out in the future,” the text of the letter says.The statements of Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Frances Townsend (Frances Townsend), according to employees, are destructive.
  • Earlier, she called some of the accusations false and distorted, and now employees are calling on her to resign as the executive organizer of the Activision Blizzard network of women employees.Employees demand immediate changes in Activision Blizzard at the highest levels.
  • They want management to work with them to develop a meaningful action plan to improve the situation in the company.”We will not remain silent, we will not stand aside and will not give up until the company we love becomes a place of work that we can all be proud of.
  • We will change this situation,” the employees’ appeal says.The lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was filed last week.

The company was accused of harassment and discrimination against women. The publisher’s management promised to fight harassment and only partially acknowledged the problem. One of the founders and former head of Blizzard Mike Morhaime also spoke about the situation, who apologized to employees and victims of harassment.