EEOC Starts Accepting Claims Against Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard‘s former and present employees’ harassment settlement claims have started to be accepted by the The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Activision Blizzard, Inc. which is an American video game holding company based in Santa Monica, California.


Claim’s against Activision Blizzard


Though the payout of the settlement is 18 million USD, one of the former employees, Jessica Gonzalez, is appealing the settlement on the basis that $18 million is not enough to remedy everyone who may come forward with a claim against Activision Blizzard.

From September 1st, 2016 to March 29th, 2022, if any of the the US employees has faced any kind of sexual harassment or gender discrimination while working at its offices, they can take part in this claims process. Not only monetary claims, they can also make requests for nonmonetary benefits. For example they can ask the publisher to remove harmful documents like disciplinary notices from their personnel file. EEOC reports that along with sexual harassment sufferers the claimants also include Pregnancy Discrimination affected women.


Claim Guidelines


Claims can be made by any current or former employee who:

  1. believes they experienced sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and/or related retaliation while employed by any of the defendants;
  2. experienced such incidents between the period of September 1, 2016 to March 29, 2022; and
  3. worked for or at any U.S. location of Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Publishing, or (or any of their subsidiaries). Locations include Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, California, Texas, and Arkansas.

The internet world is looking forward to witnessing how many employees come forward to claim for a reward. According to sources, some of the affected employees may not come forward and make any claim as claimants won’t be able to take part in future litigation against Activision Blizzard, including the ongoing lawsuit from California’s fair employment agency.