This past Monday, a female former IT analyst for Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that she was the victim of gender discrimination and was wrongfully terminated for bringing up the matter.
According to the filing, plaintiff Emma Majo did not receive a promotion and held the same job title between 2015 and 2021 despite attempts to advance her career while her manager ignored her and only responded to male co-workers. The suit also alleges that she was fired shortly after she signed a statement accusing the company of gender discrimination, with Sony stating that the department she was a part of was being closed down despite the plaintiff not being a part of said department.
The suit seeks to obtain class action status, as Majo claims that other women within PlayStation face similar struggles to get the same pay raises as men.
This filing comes just a week after president and CEO Jim Ryan distributed an internal memo condeming Activision-Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick, where he wrote about being “disheartened and frankly stunned to read” about the “deep-seated culture of discrimination and harassment” within ActiBlizz.