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PlayStation faces allegations of gender discrimination

A lawsuit was filed earlier this week.

Sony PlayStation is being sued by a former IT security analyst for gender discrimination and wrongful termination, as detailed in a lawsuit filed by Emma Majo earlier this week.

Majo, who has filed the suit in California, USA, is currently seeking court approval to extend the suit into a class action representing women who’ve worked for PlayStation.

Her suit alleges that PlayStation has violated the United States’ Equal Pay Act, claiming “Sony discriminates against female employees, including those who are female and those who identify as female, in compensation and promotion and subjects them to a work culture predominated by men.”

Majo, who started working at PlayStation in 2015, alleges that a gender bias has prevented women from promotions; in six years of employment, she says she was passed over by promotions by a manager who responded solely to men. Majo also alleges she was terminated earlier this year after submitted a gender bias complaint to Sony.

As part of her termination, Majo notes that his dismissal was attributed to the closure of an internal department that she didn’t belong to.

The full lawsuit can be read here (via Axios).

Majo’s suit comes at the same time Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft find themselves under fire for allegations of sexual discrimination and harrassment in the workplace.


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