Activision Blizzard under SEC investigation for sexual misconduct, discrimination

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Activision Blizzard is facing more than just protests over the conditions in its workplace.

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Activision Blizzard’s legal troubles continue as the video game publisher is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a report wall street journal Monday. investigation stems from a lawsuit filed by the state of california On the company’s alleged toxic workplace conditions, including allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination.

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The SEC summoned Activision, seeking documents, board meeting minutes and other disclosures related to sexual misconduct complaints since 2019. Communications are also being requested to investigate, CEO Bobby Kotick and other officials, and current and former employees have also been summoned.

Activision Blizzard did not immediately respond to Nerdshala’s request for comment, but spokeswoman Helen Classy told the Journal that the company is cooperating with the SEC.

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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard in July, accusing the company of having a “frat boy” work environment. The complaint alleged that women in the company were not given proper compensation and were harassed. After the trial, Several prominent members of the company resigned, including Blizzard President Jay Allen Brack.

Last week, Activision was hit with Complaint to National Labor Relations Board Allegedly bullying or intimidating employees who speak up on workplace harassment.

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