Activision According to a story, Blizzard has fired more workers as a result of a sexual harassment investigation.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:) has fired or pushed out more than three dozen employees and penalized another 40 since July to resolve complaints of sexual harassment and other wrongdoing at the videogame firm.
According to the Journal, Activision was planning to give a summary of these actions before the holidays, but Chief Executive Bobby Kotick postponed it because the company’s workplace issues could look to be more serious than previously revealed.
Since July, when a California state agency filed a lawsuit against the firm over harassment charges, Activision has received approximately 700 reports of employee concerns about misconduct and other issues, according to the just-finished summary.
According to the Journal, Activision, which owns the «Call of Duty» series, has evaluated more than 90% of the 700 employee reports it has received so far, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Activision announced in October that the company had fired more than 20 workers as a result of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination complaints, with another 20 facing additional forms of disciplinary action.