PlayStation’s “systemic sexism” leads to a second lawsuit

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A former PlayStation employee is suing parent company Sony for the second time over “gender discrimination and gender-based harassment”. similar legal action was dismiss In April. (h/d axios)

In the five years and rotation that Emma Majo has worked for PlayStation as a financial systems business analyst, she has been accused of male colleagues in the same roles and routinely denying promotions to women, according to the new class action lawsuit filed on April 20.

Majo also claims that she was fired for speaking out on these issues.

“Sony tolerates and maintains a work environment that discriminates against female employees, including female employees and those who identify as female,” the complaint states, later adding, “Because of Sony’s systematic pattern and practice of gender discrimination, the plaintiffs and members of the proposed class have suffered harm, including lost compensation, back payments, unemployment benefits and emotional distress.”

While many of the allegations are the same (when helpfully supported by new information), the scope of Majo’s new lawsuit is more limited. Instead of seeking damages for all women employed by PlayStation in the US, it now only includes those women who worked below the vice presidential level in California. The reduced focus is probably a direct response to Majos previous lawsuit was dropped last February for lack of supporting details.

After Majo initially sued Sony over the treatment of female PlayStation employees, eight other women came forward Accounts supporting the allegationsall of which were added to the original lawsuit and reappear in the May 20 filing.

“At the [Sony Online Entertainment], I got an email from an engineer telling me to stop wearing a skirt to work because it’s distracting,” said Marie Harrington, a Sony veteran who left the company in 2019. “Men rated their female counterparts on levels of spiciness. There were email distribution lists for dirty jokes and pictures of women. [4chan] was used throughout the workday to further disseminate offensive images of women.”

Sony did not respond immediately kotaku‘s request for comment. PlayStation’s “systemic sexism” leads to a second lawsuit

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