California lawsuit accuses publisher’s HR department of shredding documents – .

California lawsuit accuses publisher’s HR department of shredding documents – .

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing [DFEH] updated its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard today, adding temporary workers to the original complaint while accusing the publisher of withholding key documents.
Axios was the first to report on the updated trial. One of the key passages states that “documents and records were not kept as required by law” and that “documents related to investigations and complaints were shredded by human resources staff and staff. -mails are deleted 30 days after the separation of an employee ”.

Activision Blizzard’s human resources have come under fire from many employees, who say the department has done little to respond to accusations of abuse and harassment when they occur. In the IGN’s Activision Blizzard report, measures of diversity and inclusion were described as superficial and insufficient.

Activision Blizzard employees on Twitter quickly responded to new allegations of document shredding.

Asked for comment, an Activision Blizzard spokesperson sent the following statement to IGN.

Throughout our engagement with the DFEH, we have complied with all appropriate requests in support of its review, although we have implemented reforms to ensure that our workplaces are welcoming and safe for every employee. . These changes continue today and include:

– Several high-level personnel changes;

– Redesigned hiring and recruitment practices requiring diversified interview panels;

– Greater transparency on pay equity;

Extensive and improved training and investigative capabilities for human resources and compliance staff;

– Creation of investigation teams outside the business units to promote greater independence;

– Divisions restructured to support greater accountability;

– Improvement of review processes to include employee evaluation of managers;

– Clear limits on behavior at work with a zero tolerance approach to harassment and other actions that diminish or marginalize.

We strive to be a company that recognizes and celebrates the diverse talents and perspectives that lead to the creation of quality and engaging entertainment on a global scale. We have provided the DFEH with clear evidence that we have no gender pay or promotion disparities. Our senior leadership is increasingly diverse, with a growing number of women in key leadership positions across the company.
We share DFEH’s goal of a safe and inclusive workplace that rewards employees fairly and we are committed to setting an example that others can follow.

Update: An Activision Blizzard spokesperson then amended the statement to explicitly deny accusations of document shredding by the California DFEH. “Regarding the claims that we destroyed information by shredding documents, these claims are not true. We have taken appropriate steps to preserve information relevant to the DFEH investigation. “

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