Activision Blizzard is being sued by California following a two-year investigation from the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges years of discrimination and harassment at the company. Now, the suit is being expanded to cover contract workers – not just full-time employees – and the DFEH argues that Activision Blizzard further violated California law by destroying documents that would have aided the investigation.
The word ’employees’ has been changed to ‘workers’ throughout the document, as Axios reports. The suit now asks for equal employment opportunity projects to “exist for employees and contingent or temporary workers”.
This comes after a report from Polygon earlier this month, in which contracted QA and customer service workers at Activision Blizzard said they were “crushed” by toxic work conditions at the company. Axios separately provides quotes from other Activision Blizzard contractors. One says “We suffer from stress. We suffer physical ailments. We are overworked and underpaid across the board.”