Activision Blizzard on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to settle the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and harassment at the company. As part of the deal, Activision Blizzard is creating a $18 million fund to “compensate and make amends to eligible claimants.”
Funds that should go unused will be given to various charities that promote women in the video game industry seek to improve diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts.
“There is no place anywhere at our company for discrimination, harassment, or unequal treatment of any kind, and I am grateful to the employees who bravely shared their experiences,” Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said in a statement. “I am sorry that anyone had to experience inappropriate conduct, and I remain unwavering in my commitment to make Activision Blizzard one of the world’s most inclusive, respected, and respectful workplaces.
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