Activision Sexual Harassment Investigation
Report, ACTIVE LAWSUIT (Part 2)
36. In another example, a female employee who worked at Blizzard Entertainment was assigned to a lower level, denied equal pay, and passed over for a promotion despite multiple factors that suggested she earned it: (1) highly rated performance reviews; (2) she generated significantly more revenue in her marketing campaigns than her male counterpart; and (3) she ran almost twice as many campaigns as her male counterpart. Despite her accomplishments, her male counterpart was invited to have monthly or weekly one-on-one meetings with the Vice President. She was not afforded these same opportunities and unsurprisingly was passed over for a promotion in favor of her male counterpart.
37. Similarly, other female employees at Blizzard Entertainment were assigned to lower level roles, denied equal pay and further delayed or passed over for promotions in favor of male counterparts who lacked the same experience or qualifications but who were friends with the male head of the unit. A newly promoted male supervisor delegated his responsibilities to his now female
subordinates in favor of playing Call of Duty. Other male supervisors would refuse to communicate