Employees at Activision Blizzard will hold a walkout Wednesday in protest of widespread harassment allegations across the company, a spokesperson on behalf of the group told Axios.
The latest: The company has extended paid time off to all employees planning to attend the walkout, sending a “strong signal they intend to work with us,” the source said late Tuesday.
Why it matters: Walkouts are a drastic measure for developers in a largely non-unionized field, a testament to just how angry employees currently are.
- The state of California filed a lawsuit last Tuesday over the “World of Warcraft” developer’s allegedly sexist culture.
- The suit was followed by an outpouring of current and former employees saying they’d been harassed or mistreated at the company.
Driving the news: The walkout will take place both virtually and in-person at Blizzard’s Irvine campus, with the virtual event running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.