PlayStation has been hit by a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and wrongful termination, as first launched by. reported Axios. According to the information provided by the lawsuit, Former IT security analyst Emma Majo is trying to file a class action lawsuit to represent other women who may have been affected by PlayStation’s alleged gender discrimination. The lawsuit states that “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees,” alleging that women are denied promotion and male workers in similar positions are not paid equally.
That came less than a week after PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan emailed staff the Activision Blizzard’s response to reports of alleged abusive behavior and the history of harassment of CEO Bobby Kotick during his 30th birthday -years of work in the company.
In the company-wide statement, Ryan said he was “discouraged and frankly stunned to read” that Activision Blizzard “has not done enough to address a deeply ingrained culture of discrimination and harassment.” He also said PlayStation disagrees with Blizzard’s “response statements properly address the situation”.
The lawsuit against Sony describes Majo’s experience as a female employee at Sony from 2015 to 2021, alleging she was consistently denied responses on how to be promoted and alleging that she was demoted because of her requests to do so. Majo also claims that she heard “gender comments about female workers” from managers, implying that women were “more emotional” and “less professional” than male workers.
Majo has presented Sony with a signed statement addressing the company’s alleged gender bias in 2021, the lawsuit said. She was released “soon after”, allegedly for closing a ward that Majo said she was not a member of. Instead, Majo argues that she was wrongly dismissed “because she is female and because she has spoken out in favor of discrimination against women”.
The edge turned to Sony for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.