It seems that some of the claims might be true. While I dislike the "money grab" nature of the current case, I do hope those responsible are punished with the full force of the law.
Isn't the US legal system tipped in favor of the corporations? It's not gonna be easy.
It often seems that way, but: if it's a jury trial, then it'll just come down to convincing said jury.
In which case you don't pursue a case for two years that you know isn't gonna be fruitful.
Fair enough....still, they (officials, I mean) are probably trying to get something out of this besides money.
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?
Unemployment/other gov benefits, if available....also, if one works for a gaming company and makes in the high 5 figures(or even six figures) range, then I think they should have the foresight/etc to save some of that money up in case they ever need to leave said job.
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.
If I were being slapped around or suffering worse at the hands of other employees on the job, i'd quit(and then sue/etc).....plain and simple.
I mean in this case: the plaintiffs are both affected to such a degree that they had the California Govvt start an investigation, yet not affected enough to leave and find new jobs? Their claims might be legit, but the circumstances around it all make it seem
(key word) a bit "off".
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).
The US is a very sue happy country.....people sue for various reasons(including frivolous and/or false ones) all the time. Of course this isn't to say the claims here are false
(some now seem to be sadly very much true, from what i've found out).....just that they(false claims) can and do happen in the US.
JÖCKÖ HÖMÖ: ^---This right here: well said
The best outcome is that the sex offenders and scummy CEOs get jail time and the people making up allegations jumping on the bandwagon also get exposed and punished.
I dislike ActiBlizz. Intensely. I also absolutely believe they're completely capable of being a bunch of predatory assholes. That said, I also refuse to throw out the basis of our legal system before evidence can be presented. That said, I have no problem if it's true and they get punished for it. It's always the loudest "ally" in the room that ends up being the most likely with skeletons in their closets.
Also well said, and I agree that those guilty should be punished as much as possible under the law.