MarketWatch features Dr. Ann Olivarius’ comments on the toxic workplace environment at Activision Blizzard and Microsoft’s acquisition.
“This is really a very serious situation for Activision,” said Ann Olivarius, senior partner at McAllister Olivarius. “Civilly, it does implicate the board of directors in ways that are not positive, and exposes the whole company to additional criticisms, fines, and analysis.”
The gaming industry has many allegations of harassment against it. Dr. Olivarius explains how the Activision lawsuit will be a wake up call to the companies who aren’t protecting their workers.
A lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc. could be a crucial step to forcing the video-game industry, which has faced persistent allegations of workplace sexual harassment, to take meaningful steps toward gender equality. Dr. Ann Olivarius comments on the ‘wake up call’ to companies.