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News other 24 November 2021, 15:27

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Former Employee Sues Sony For Discrimination Against Women

Women in the tech industry have not had the best of times lately. A former Sony employee has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of discrimination and wrongful dismissal based on her gender.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Sony Interactive Entertainment received a lawsuit from former employee Emma Majo, who accuses the company of discrimination against women;
  2. According to what we can read in the lawsuit, the female staff at the company was treated unequally in terms of pay and promotions;
  3. Majo was fired after complaining about discrimination.

Emma Majo, former employee of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of discrimination and wrongful dismissal based on her gender. According to Axio, which reported on the incident, Majo is also seeking court permission to expand the lawsuit to a class action on behalf of all women discriminated against at Sony.

The allegations made by the former IT security analyst include violations of the Equal Pay Act, which is in effect in the United States. In addition, Majo accuses Sony of overlooking her in the context of promotions and complans of being ignored by her supervisor, who only responded to male employees at the company. What seems to have tipped the scales of bitterness, however, was Majo's dismissal after she filed a discrimination complaint.

"Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees, including female employees and those who identify as female. Female employees are subjected to continuing unlawful disparate treatment in pay and work opportunities. Moreover, Sony's policies and procedures have an ongoing disparate impact on female employees. Sony maintains policies and practices regarding the promotion process that promote gender-based inequities in title and compensation. Sony maintains policies and practices regarding advancement that lead to gender-based inequities favoring males regarding promotions," wrote Majo in the lawsuit.

This is not an isolated case, as we have also heard about women discrimination lawsuits in the context of companies such as Riot Games, Ubisoft or Paradox Interactive. We also can not forget about the most famous of scandals, concerning Activision Blizzard. The problems that the company faces in connection with accusations of sexual harassment are so serious that the company's CEO Bobby Kotick is considering resigning from his position.

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