Jesse Meschuk, whose title was SVP and senior folks officer for Blizzard Leisure and Activision Blizzard, left “this week,” Activision Blizzard confirmed to Bloomberg Information. No additional particulars got concerning Meschuk’s departure, however it comes after California’s Division of Honest Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit on July 22 that stated Activision Blizzard’s feminine workers have been topic to “fixed sexual harassment” on the firm, alongside different allegations. Hundreds of workers have since signed an open letter supporting the lawsuit earlier than strolling out of labor in protest final week.
Activision Blizzard executives have despatched out blended messages in regards to the lawsuit, a few of which impressed outrage from present and former workers. That group of workers stated Activision Blizzard’s response to the lawsuit — significantly that of Fran Townsend — was “abhorrent and insulting.”
Within the time for the reason that preliminary submitting, present and former workers have continued to talk out in regards to the poisonous tradition they are saying they’ve skilled at Activision Blizzard since its founding. Axios reporter Megan Farokhmanesh printed a report Tuesday exposing how the corporate’s HR division “failed” its employees. The report describes widespread issues inside the HR division, which led to worker experiences being “undermined and discounted.”
The Axios report stated that workers usually confronted skepticism over claims. A number of former workers described related experiences in interviews with Polygon, with one supply particularly calling out the excessive turnover charge talked about in Axios’ report. “It was a rotating door,” they stated.