According to a new article by Shannon Liao at The Washington Post, 12 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have decided to form an anti-discrimination committee and have issued demands to leadership at the company with the goal of fighting sex and general discrimination.
The list was presented to current CEO Bobby Kotick, Chief Human Resources Officer Julie Hodges, and Diversity Officer Kristen Hines list demands including ending undocumented chats with human resources, restricting retaliation against employees who file disputes, and waive mandatory arbitration in instances of alleged discrimination. This group have also requested the creation of an employee trans network for support of its transgender staffers.
In a statement sent to The Washington Post, spokesperson Jessica Taylor stated the following:
“We appreciate that these employees want to join with us to further build a better Activision Blizzard and continue the progress we have already made. We have, for example, already upgraded our lactation facilities, waived arbitration, hired new DEI and EEO leaders, and collaborated with employees to make our policies and processes more Trans inclusive, just to name a few issues the letter raises.”