PlayStation Sued Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

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Lawsuit claims PlayStation wrongfully terminated an employee

PlayStation brand holder Sony Interactive Entertainment could find itself in legal trouble if a lawsuit filed in California moves forward. The lawsuit was filed by Emma Majo, who worked as a PlayStation IT security analyst.

According to Majo, she met resistance when she inquired about promotions between 2015 and 2021. She also said Sony Interactive Entertainment demoted her due to her inquiries.

Majo also said there are “separate processes for men vs women” when it comes to promotions. In the lawsuit, she stated she sent requests through a male intern. This is because higher-ups allegedly ignored requests from higher-level female employees.

Sony Interactive Entertainment eventually let go of Majo. She said gender bias against females and bias against those who spoke out against gender bias factored in her termination.

Majo wants a jury trial on behalf of affected female employees who worked at Sony’s California offices in the last four years. As a result, it sounds like she seeks class-action status for the lawsuit.

The lawsuit arrives as Activision Blizzard faces its own issues around sexual harassment and gender discrimination. A recent report claimed CEO Bobby Kotick knew about the allegations and took no action.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan reportedly criticized Activision’s response to the allegations. In the email, he called on employees to report instances of harassment and discrimination.

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