As lawsuits pile up, Blizzard loses its chief authorized officer
One other high-level Activision Blizzard worker has left the corporate. Claire Hart, Blizzard Leisure’s chief authorized officer, introduced in a LinkedIn submit that her final day was Friday, September seventeenth.
“The previous three years have been stuffed with sudden twists and turns, however I really feel honored to have labored with and met so many nice folks at Blizzard and throughout the Activision Blizzard companies,” Hunt stated.
These “sudden twists and turns” is likely to be an allusion to the collection of authorized troubles Activision Blizzard faces resulting from allegations of harassment, abuse, and discrimination. Up to now, Activision Blizzard is going through fits from:
- The California Division of Honest Employment and Housing for enabling a “tradition of harassment.”
- Its personal traders for basically failing to precisely disclose information of those harassment and discrimination issues to traders.
- The CODE-CWA for unfair labor practices involving intimidating workers.
And Activision Blizzard is underneath investigation by the EEOC and the SEC — all inside the final 4 months.
Hunt’s departure is the newest in a string of high-profile workers leaving amidst the corporate’s ever-growing authorized points.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and head of worldwide human assets Jesse Meschuk left in early August. Three prime recreation designers who labored on such titles as Diablo 4, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch additionally left Blizzard in August. (Blizzard didn’t affirm in the event that they have been fired or left voluntarily.)
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated in a press launch that the corporate is cooperating with all these investigations and that “there’s completely no place anyplace in our firm for discrimination, harassment, or unequal therapy of any sort.”
Correction September twenty second 10:57 AM ET: A earlier model of the headline misidentified Claire Hunt as Activision Blizzard’s chief authorized officer as a substitute of Blizzard Leisure’s chief authorized officer.