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PlayStation faces gender discrimination lawsuit


PlayStation was the subject of a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and unfair dismissal, as first reported Axes. According to the details of the lawsuit, former computer security analyst Emma Majo is seeking a class action lawsuit to represent other women who may have been affected by PlayStation’s alleged gender discrimination. The lawsuit claims that “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees,” alleging that women were denied promotions and were not paid equally to male workers in similar positions .

It comes less than a week after PlayStation boss Jim Ryan emailed employees condemning Activision Blizzard’s response to reports of CEO Bobby Kotick’s alleged abusive behavior and history of harassment during his 30 years in the business.

In the company-wide advisory, Ryan said he was “disheartened and frankly stunned to read” that Activision Blizzard “had not done enough to combat a deeply rooted culture of discrimination and discrimination. bullying”. He also said that PlayStation doesn’t think Blizzard’s “response statements properly address the situation.”

The lawsuit against Sony describes Majo’s experience as an employee at Sony from 2015 to 2021, alleging that she was continually denied an answer on how to get a promotion and claims that she was demoted due to his inquiries about it. Majo also claims to have heard managers “make sexist comments about female workers” which imply that women are more “emotional” and “less professional” than male employees.

Majo submitted a signed statement to Sony that addressed the company’s alleged gender bias in 2021, according to the lawsuit. She was fired “shortly thereafter”, allegedly due to the closure of a department to which Majo says she did not belong. Instead, Majo argues that she was wrongly fired “because she is a woman and because she spoke about discrimination against women”.

The edge contacted Sony with a request for comment but did not receive a response immediately.

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