The echoes of the events in Activision-Blizzard have continued in recent days, but even PlayStation employees will have to deal with a difficult topic. A former IT security analyst from a Japanese corporation has filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of gender discrimination and unfair dismissal.
According to the editors of Axios, PlayStation will face the lawsuit because A former IT security analyst accused the company of gender-based discrimination and unfair termination of her job after she spoke of “about discrimination against women” in the corporation.
The situation is clearly embarrassing as the industry has been discussing harassment and discrimination issues at Activision-Blizzard in recent days, and Jim Ryan (head of PlayStation) has commented on the situation.
Emma Majo, a former IT security analyst, seeks court approval to extend her efforts to a class action lawsuit on behalf of women she believes have been discriminated against on PlayStation.
“Sony discriminates against female workers, including those who identify as women, in terms of salaries and promotions, and subjects them to a male-dominated work culture,” reads the lawsuit
Emma Majo has accused the company of being ignored by a manager who was solely responsible for men and overlooked on the subject of promotions – she was fired after she filed a complaint about gender bias at PlayStation.
Sony was supposed to lay off the woman due to the closure of her internal department, but according to Emma Majo, she never worked in that team.