Activision Blizzard Sued Over "Frat Boy" Culture

Activision Blizzard is being sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing over a "frat boy" culture. Bloomberg Law has details, saying a two-year investigation alleges "female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation." Here's more:
According to the complaint, filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, female employees make up around 20% of the Activision workforce, and are subjected to a “pervasive frat boy workplace culture,” including “cube crawls,” in which male employees “drink copious amounts of alcohol as they crawl their way through various cubicles in the office and often engage in inappropriate behavior toward female employees.”

The agency alleges male employees play video games during the workday while delegating responsibilities to female employees, engage in sexual banter, and joke openly about rape, among other things.

Female employees allege being held back from promotions because of the possibility they might become pregnant, being criticized for leaving to pick their children up from daycare, and being kicked out of lactation rooms so male colleagues could use the room for meetings, the complaint says.