“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.
Georgina Calvert-Lee guest speaks on Times Radio about how NDAs work and can be misused in employment contracts to have silencing effects. Georgina also discusses the use of NDAs in the light of the Me Too movement.
Dr. Ann Olivarius’ opinion article in Newsweek on the verdict of Harvey Weinstein.
Georgina Calvert-Lee speaks to The Guardian about the widespread use of non-disclosure agreements, especially in cases of sexual harassment.
UCL announced an end to its use of gag orders in cases of sexual harassment. This is in large part due to the activism of McO client Emma Chapman, who spoke out against the NDA UCL made her sign.
Client Dr Emma Chapman speaks out against non-disclosure agreements. Dr Chapman refused to sign an NDA in her sexual harassment complaint against UCL.