Well they're asking for(or have gotten...don't know which it currently is atm) a jury trial
....that means they just need to win over the people on said jury....which shouldn't be too hard, given how many(including myself) feel about companies like Blizzard atm.
Isn't the US legal system tipped in favor of the corporations? It's not gonna be easy.
Well it's also(as I said in my edits) likely for the money....and probably a lot of money.....some of which would likely go into the state's coffers, I am guessing.
In which case you don't pursue a case for two years that you know isn't gonna be fruitful.
GamezRanker: Getting the court to enact any punishment will set legal precedent
But monetary relief alone doesn't stop any actual bad behaviors, now does it?
, which can stop actual bad behaviors and let other employees who are in the same situation in other companies sue and have an easier time winning based on this precedent. You can think of the monetary relief as the means to seek damages from the company, and the precedent as what will really end up punishing the company.
Even with a bad job market, if I was getting harassed to a severe level, i'd quit.....and i'd expect any smart/rational person would want to do the same.
Again, if one was being harassed to a high degree, i'd assume their physical/mental well being would come before such things.
No? Sometimes you don't even have the luxury of just quitting.
If you got people to feed, how are you gonna get food on the table? Most importantly, if you already worked several years, do you want to quit now, have your name struck off the credits, and have less of a chance to get a new job? Or would you grit your teeth, and find other ways to alleviate your problem? You're abused in the short-term and even long-term, but quitting early will just add even more long-term problems.
It's not rocket science.
GamezRanker: Either these frivolous lawsuits have a reason to be thrown out from the get-go
True, but frivolous lawsuits and false legal claims still get made by others all the time....and often as quick cash grabs.
(people who sue God for example), or the ones making these lawsuits aren't claiming sexual abuse from employers
: they'd claim something like "this company infringed my patents" (patent trolls). I fail to see how claims of sexual abuse would be used in a get rich quick off the back of the law scheme without either backfiring spectacularly or requiring someone of immense cunning and intelligence (and those people don't work for Activision Blizzard).