Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Bungie removes controversial employee contract clauses as it promises to improve workplace diversity

Bungie is a blog from its CEO Pete Parsons outlining the steps Destiny 2 developers are taking to improve diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, including the removal of controversial employee contract terms. Has been released.

a long time Blog postParsons discussed how bungee responded in recent months when companies such as Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft have been tackling the effects of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Parsons has announced that it will “abolish the mandatory arbitration clause” in all employee contracts as part of Bungy’s commitment to continue improving work culture.

Activision Blizzard Proceedings Timeline: The Story So Far

When a Riot employee left the company in 2019, one of the employee’s major demands was for Riot to remove the arbitration clause from the employee’s contract. Riot also announced that new employees do not have an arbitration clause in their employee contracts, but existing employees must maintain the arbitration clause until the end of Riot’s aggressive proceedings regarding sexism. I have.

Similarly, Activision Blizzard employees demanded the end of forced arbitration when they left earlier this year following a California lawsuit over sexism and harassment.

Bungie’s decision to remove this unpopular clause suggests that companies currently not involved in the scandal are looking at the situation to improve their workplace. Bungie has also announced that it has hired Chief Human Resources Officer, D & I Director, to set up an anonymous channel for employees to communicate with leaders about behavioral issues at Bungie.

Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard announced that it has settled one of the proceedings filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the United States for $ 18 million. However, Activision Blizzard is addressing the failure of the proceedings from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Matt TM Kim is a news editor at IGN.You can reach him @lawoftd..