“Frat Boy” Culture at Activision Leads to Lawsuit Filed by California DFEH

“Frat Boy” Culture at Activision Leads to Lawsuit Filed by California DFEH

On July 20, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) filed a lawsuit against software company Activision Blizzard Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Activision Blizzard promoted a “pervasive frat boy” culture that discriminated against female employees. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a two-year investigation concerning Activision’s treatment of its female workforce.   The […]

What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

In the past several years we have seen a number of important societal changes that have increased awareness of offensiveness and incivility in the workplace. From the #MeToo movement’s focus on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace to increased attention on marginalized race and ethnic groups via horrifying interactions between minorities and the police, […]

Evolving Issues in Workplace Harassment: Where do We Go from Here?

Evolving Issues in Workplace Harassment: Where do We Go from Here?

The prevention of workplace harassment has evolved in recent years from liability avoidance to cultural improvement and incident prevention. In order to facilitate cultural change, it is necessary to offer the workforce an education program that goes far beyond what is required for legal compliance. The issue of harassment has evolved from the pure legal […]

7 Benefits of Being a Whistleblower

7 Benefits of Being a Whistleblower

Understandably, most employees do not relish the thought of becoming a “whistleblower,” which is an individual who takes the bold step of reporting incidents of misconduct or noncompliance. It takes courage to move forward with a complaint without knowing what the outcome will be. Concerns range from being labeled as a “snitch” and becoming an […]

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