Activision Blizzard: its agreement with the United States justice could silence the victims of harassment

January 14, 2022

The Union ABK Worker Alliance reported a clause that could silence any worker of Activision Blizzard file a complaint of misconduct. This text is part of the agreement that the company seeks to reach with the Federal Justice of the United States, after the collective lawsuit for abuse of power and gender violence.

The situation was published by the journalist Stephen Totilo, who uploaded it to social networks an extract of the agreement between Activision Blizzard and the United States Federal Court: “Revised (Note of the R: the article) to reflect that the Defendants will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint, the complainant and the investigation to the maximum extent possible”, says one of the clauses of the contract that Activision would file to settle its lawsuit under the monitoring of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Activision Blizzard employees demonstrate at the entrance of the building.  Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images
Activision Blizzard employees demonstrate at the entrance of the building. Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Activision Blizzard Ignores Strike Over Raven Software Layoffs

Meanwhile, the measures against the dismissal of the 12 Raven Software workers (responsible for the Call of Duty: Warzone), are still in force and the united workers of ABK Worker’s Alliance promote the support of a common fund in GoFundMe to financially support those who are on strike.

This problem was added to the complaints about the weak corporate responses to the collective lawsuits for abuse of power and gender violence that the company faced.

“Today, the workers of ABK Worker’s Alliance announce the beginning of a strike. We encourage our peers in the gaming industry to stand with us to create lasting change. Those who want to join in solidarity, please consider donating to our Strike Fund,” they wrote via Twitter.

Why does ABK Worker’s Alliance need a strike fund?

according to the Fair Work Act In the United States, employees of any company may speak out only if they are determined under the law to be “fair” claims. In any case, workers who use their right to strike do not have to receive their normal salary from their employer.

“The Law not only guarantees the right of employees to strike, but also regulates their limitations and qualifications for that right,” he explains. Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.


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