The new report shows that Jen Oneal, Activision BlizzardThe former co-leader who resigned as the head of the company three months later, after she resigned from the company, only received the same salary as the colleague (male) co-leader Mike Ybarra (Mike Ybarra).
According to a new report from IGN, some of Oneal’s internal communications were revealed. The outgoing studio director stated that she was offered an equal contract only after resigning the role-when Activision Blizzard is currently in a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit. At times, this is not an ideal look.
“Jen and I shared with management that we want to get the same compensation and lead Blizzard together,” Ybarra said in a Slack message visible to Blizzard employees, a screenshot of which has been shared with IGN.
“Jen and I are on existing contracts. I ran [Battle.net] She ran away [Vicarious Visions] So our salary is different. When Jen and I first got a new contract, we were the same for Blizzard’s new co-leadership role, so our salary will be the same. “
Oneal added that when she and Ybarra were promoted to heads of the company, they had repeatedly asked for equal pay, but they were obviously rejected by the company.
“When Mike and I were placed in the same joint leadership role, we entered this role with our previous salary, which is not the same,” O’Neill wrote. “After we repeatedly refused requests to change it to parity, this situation persisted for a while.
Prior to this, the company has seen more explosive news in the past few days, the most shocking of which is that according to reports, Activsion CEO Bobby Kotick has been aware of the allegations against the company for many years.
These new updates are the latest in a series of Activision Blizzard controversies that came to light after reports that the company cultivated a toxic culture. These allegations came to light as a result of California lawsuits filed for bullying, harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace.
To solve the company’s future problems, Actvision plans to respond to workplace abuse and improve its recruitment practices.
The staff group of Activision Blizzard King staff, Better ABK, Has gone on strike to protest the new allegations and called on Kotick to resign.