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Back in November, Sony’s PlayStation division was hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and pay disparity. It was a serious step for these agitating for fairer working circumstances within the firm, however largely bought misplaced amongst all of the noise of the myriad scandals surrounding Activision Blizzard on the time.
Sony could have not too long ago moved for a dismissal of the case, nevertheless, in accordance with Axios reporter Stephen Totilo. In a seemingly innocuous remark within the opening to at present’s Axios Gaming e-newsletter, written by Totilo and Megan Farokhmanesh, he mentions that the corporate had requested a courtroom to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that plaintiff Emma Majo “failed to cite enough facts to have a case.” This is regardless of the dozen or so claims, each private and class-wide, made within the 40-page lawsuit, with diversity-related statistics backing up anecdotal expertise.
It isn’t uncommon for big corporations to try to mitigate or dismiss authorized claims altogether relatively than battle them within the courts. Just have a look at Activision Blizzard’s ongoing battle to de-fang the lawsuit levelled towards it by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, by trying to slender the scope of the swimsuit. Then once more, maybe it’s higher to deal with the Sony lawsuit for now, lest Majo’s case towards PlayStation be overshadowed as soon as once more.