22 Sep, 2021, 09:36 ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman urges Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) investors with significant losses to submit your losses now. A securities fraud class action has been filed.
Class Period: Aug. 4, 2016 – July 27, 2021
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021
Contact An Attorney Now: [email protected]
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Securities Fraud Class Action:
The action challenges Defendant's repeated downplaying of Activision Blizzard's liability stemming from certain labor and employment matters, falsely characterizing these proceedings as merely "routine" and "are not significant."
In truth, Defendants actively concealed that: (1) Activision Blizzard discriminated against female and minority employees, (2) the company fostered a "frat boy" workplace culture that continues to thrive, (3) numerous complaints about unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation were made to the company's human resources personnel and executives that went unaddressed, and (4) the workplace culture would seriously impair the company's operations.
The truth emerged on July 20, 2021, when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH") sued Activision Blizzard after a two-year investigation into the company's labor and employment practices. According to DFEH, the company's "frat boy" culture is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against female employees, who are subjected to constant sexual harassment, and high ranking executives engaged in sexual harassment without repercussions.
Most recently, on Sept. 20, 2021, Activision Blizzard announced the SEC issued subpoenas to the company and several current and former employees seeking information about the company's disclosures and employment-related conduct.
These events drove the price of Activision Blizzard shares sharply lower.
"We're focused on investors' losses and proving Defendants lied about the seriousness of the company's employment practices," said Reed Kathrein, the Hagens Berman partner leading the investigation.
If you invested in Activision Blizzard, or have knowledge that may assist the firm's investigation, click here to discuss your legal rights with Hagens Berman.
Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding Activision Blizzard should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 844-916-0895 or email mailto:[email protected].
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Reed Kathrein, 844-916-0895
SOURCE Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
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