Activision Blizzard is facing a fresh lawsuit more than a year after being first sued by California''s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The lawsuit alleges a vast frat-boy workplace environment that is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women.
A former employee of Activision Blizzard has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, where he remains unnamed publicly and is named "Ms. Jane Doe." The employee''s former manager, Manuel Vega, has also been re-defended.
Activision Blizzards'' failure to overturn sexist and harassing conduct conditioned her to abuse, belittle, and insult Miss Doe by making comments to her about oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms, threatening her job if she would not consent to sex, ridiculing her breasts, and criticizing other female employees.
Ms. Doe worked for Activision Blizzard from 2016 till 2021. She first reported Vega to HR in 2017. During Ms. Doe''s time at the company, the suit claims:
Ms. Doe was bitten twice by Mr. Vega at work, but upon each occasion, he would squeeze, grab, or poke her breasts. He immediately reacted immediately to these unwanted advances. He often attempted to kiss her at work. One day it will happen or one day you will give up.
The suit claims that Vega was reported to Ms. Doe''s manager directly in August 2021, shortly after widespread adolescent remarks at the firm became headlines, and that Vega was terminated on September 1st that year.
The lawsuit is seeking a full jury trial for both Vega and Activision Blizzard, as well as a lawsuit for legal expenses, medical costs, and lost earnings.