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Activision CEO Apologizes After Employees Threaten to Walk Out (1)

July 28, 2021, 1:54 AM

Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick responded to the threat of an employee walkout with an all-staff email Tuesday, apologizing and calling the company’s recent actions “tone deaf.”

Employees at Activision Blizzard called for the walkout on Wednesday to protest the company’s responses to a recent sexual discrimination lawsuit and demanding more equitable treatment for underrepresented staff.

In Kotick’s message, the CEO said the company had hired law firm WilmerHale to conduct a review of its policies and promised “swift action” to ensure a “safe environment” and to stamp out harassment. Kotick also promised that the company would take steps including ...

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