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Activision Blizzard has fired 37 employees accused of harassment and misconduct

Activision Blizzard has laid off a total of 37 people reported by their own co-workers for “misconduct” in the work environment. This is one of the consequences of the investigation that the company of Bobby Kotick It began after multiple cases of harassment, harassment and machismo came to light in the studios responsible for sagas such as Call of Duty The World of Warcraft, something that has led the United States government to put the magnifying glass on both the CEO and the company itself.

As stated in The Wall Street Journal, since the cases of harassment in Activision Blizzard were made public, the company has received around 700 misconduct complaints of certain employees; of all these, the committee will have already reviewed 90%. As a result of this internal investigation, Activision Blizzard claims that 37 people have “exited” the company, while another 44 have received sanctions for sexual harassment and other bad practices in the work environment.

In that same medium they affirm that Bobby Kotick, who would have been aware of most of these cases, paralyzed the presentation of a report with the figures of this investigation for considering them much worse than it seemed at first. The last we heard, in October of last year, is that Activision Blizzard fired 20 employees for this reason.

More fallout for Activision Blizzard

Are are not the only consequences that Bobby Kotick’s company has had to face after the publication of his cases of harassment: at the stock market level Activision Blizzard has seen its shares plummet after the scandal, while its public image has been reduced to the point of having been removed from The Game Awards 2021 gala, and even with companies like Xbox acknowledging that its relationship with this company has since changed. firm and Nintendo calling these accusations “disturbing”.

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