Amid accusations of abuse by the CEO, Jennifer Oneal revealed that she was only paid equal wages in Blizzard after resigning.
As Activision Blizzard’s inadequacies and its ability to become a well-rounded company became clear, former Blizzard co-head Jennifer Oneal revealed that she was paid equal pay after she stepped down. . Originally suggested that she and her partner Mike Ybarra be paid equally, Oneal has been rejected, and therefore chose to resign. Then, Blizzard decided to give her a role with the same salary as her other co-star.
Mike Ybarra said in a statement to his employees that he is committed to “reinforcing [growth] with all [Blizzard]”and equality is something he staunchly supports. He insists that both he and Oneal did their best to convince Activision Blizzard of eqaul pay but was initially rejected. He ended the message saying that he, like his employees, was “struggling in areas” with the chaos going on at the company at the moment.
One employee expressed confusion as to why, especially after everything that has happened at the company over the past year, Blizzard would refuse a request for equal pay between the two co-leaders. It appear as if Ybarra and Oneal based on separate pre-existing contracts, and when offered to contract for the company’s co-leaders, they will be paid the same. Oneal stressed that was not the case and when entering the new co-lead role, their salaries were not equal for a certain period of time despite her and Ybarra’s repeated attempts to ask for parity. She said that Blizzard was indeed working on a new proposal for two co-leads, but that offer only came to her after she had submitted her resignation. Why Activision Blizzard refuses to pay parity is, at this point, unclear.
Along with the issue of equal pay for the co-lead position, there is another reason why Oneal decided to resign from Activision Blizzard. In a letter to Activision Blizzard’s legal department detailing the pay issue, Oneal also emphasized that she is feeling “cheated, marginalized and discriminated against” in the workplace. company. This of course reflects the feelings of many Activision Blizzard employees in the past year, accelerating the restructuring process in many areas of the company.
It’s been a tough, winding road for Activision Blizzard this past year, as well as this week revealed that CEO Bobby Kotick was well aware of the major allegations within his company but did not take any action on the matter. Along with numerous lawsuits, Activision Blizzard as a company, is dealing with many spinning plates at the moment. Employees start a walk motivated by a desire to replace their CEO immediately, but Activision Blizzard board members sided with Kotick. It looks like Activision Blizzard will need a massive amount of rework in the coming months and years.
The source: IGN
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