Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2022, 9:00 AM

Activision’s ‘Chump Change’ Deal Fails to End Harassment Woes

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Legal experts say it’s too soon for Activision Blizzard Inc. to declare victory after securing an $18 million settlement with federal regulators over sexual harassment and discrimination allegations.

Activision still faces a host of challenges, including getting alleged victims to sign onto the settlement and implementing reforms to the satisfaction of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in the face of an employee revolt and under a public spotlight from Microsoft Corp.‘s nearly $69 billion deal for the company.

And the settlement is unlikely to make it easier to resolve the host of remaining lawsuits, including from California’s Department ...

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