Activision Hires Disney, Delta Executives After Harassment Furor
(Bloomberg) -- Activision Blizzard Inc., under fire over allegations of workplace sexual harassment, is hiring executives from Walt Disney Co. and Delta Air Lines to address the company’s corporate culture.
The video-game maker hired Julie Hodges, formerly a human-resources executive at Disney, as its new chief people officer. It also hired Sandeep Dube, formerly an executive at Delta, as chief commercial officer.
A union has filed a federal complaint against the company, accusing Activision of violating labor rules. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued the company in July, alleging it fostered a “frat boy” culture in which female employees were subjected to sexual harassment, pay inequality and retaliation.
Shares of Activision are down 16% so far this year.
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