The California Department of Fair Employment & Housing [DFEH] has accused Activision Blizzard of shredding essential paperwork to hinder its lawsuit in opposition to the firm.
In an replace to its submitting, first reported by Axios, DFEH claimed that Activision Blizzard is stopping its staff from chatting with the group, requiring them to undergo the firm’s administration first. The amended submitting states that this “directly interferes” with its ongoing investigation and its efforts to treatment the state of affairs. The DFEH additionally took subject with Activision Blizzard involving legislation agency WilmerHale, which has a fame for busting unions and having an current relationship with the writer’s executive team.
“With regards to claims that we have destroyed information by shredding documents, those claims are not true,” Activision Blizzard advised IGN in response to the allegation. “We took appropriate steps to preserve information relevant to the DFEH investigation.”
The firm additionally supplied the following record of measures that it took following the lawsuit:
– Several high-level personnel adjustments;
– Revamped hiring and recruiting practices requiring various interview panels;
– Greater transparency on pay fairness;
– Expanded and improved coaching and investigative capabilities for human useful resource and compliance workers;
– Created investigation groups outdoors of enterprise items to help higher independence;
– Restructured divisions to help higher accountability;
– Enhanced evaluation processes to incorporate analysis of managers by staff;
– Clear boundaries on office habits with a zero-tolerance method to harassment and different actions that diminish or marginalize.
Activision Blizzard additional claims that it has already supplied DFEH with “clear evidence” that it doesn’t have the subject of gender pay gaps and promotion disparities.