Activision creates workplace-culture committee as game industry faces reckoning, Tech News News & Top Stories

 Activision creates workplace-culture committee as game industry faces reckoning, Tech News News & Top Stories

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Activision Blizzard said it is creating a workplace responsibility committee to oversee efforts to improve its corporate culture after multiple lawsuits and investigations over allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination.

The video game company’s two women board members will make up the committee: Ms Dawn Ostroff, who has been on the board since last year, and Ms Reveta Bowers, who joined as an independent director in 2018. The company is also working to add a new, diverse director to the 10-member board, it said in a statement.

Activision, known for hit video games like Call Of Duty and World Of Warcraft, has been been in turmoil since the summer, when it was sued by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing over allegations of sexual harassment, unequal pay and retaliation.

The agency described a “frat boy” culture at the company and accused leadership of failing to take action. A…

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