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Press Release 06-01-2022

EEOC v. Activision Blizzard Claims Process is Open

Current and Former Employees Encouraged to File a Claim of Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Discrimination, and Related Retaliation to Share in $18 Million Claim Fund

LOS ANGELES – On March 30, 2022, a federal court approved the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., and, Inc. (collectively referred to as “Activision Blizzard”), and the entities’ subsidiaries. In the lawsuit, EEOC alleged that Activision Blizzard violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by engaging in unlawful employment practices by subjecting employees to sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and/or related retaliation.

Judge Dale Fischer of the Central District of California found the settlement, including the claims process and the claim fund, was “fair, reasonable and adequate and advance[s] the public interest.” Participating in the claims process is voluntary and free, and submitting a claim does not obligate or commit the claimant. In addition to providing monetary relief, the claims process permits claimants to request specific non-monetary relief, such as removing from your personnel file harmful documents like disciplinary notices or write-ups received as a result of being subjected to sex harassment, pregnancy discrimination and/or related retaliation; claimants also may request that the employer change a record of unfair termination to a resignation.

Claims can be made by any current or former employee who:

  1. believes they experienced sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and/or related retaliation while employed by any of the defendants;
  2. experienced such incidents between the period of September 1, 2016 to March 29, 2022; and
  3. worked for or at any U.S. location of Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Publishing, or (or any of their subsidiaries). Locations include Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, California, Texas, and Arkansas.

The EEOC encourages individuals who believe they have a claim to visit for more information and to complete a claim form. The EEOC will use this information to determine your eligibility to receive a settlement award along with the amount of that award.

The $18 million settlement fund is available now. The process for submitting a claim and accepting an award is completely voluntary. However, if you do not make a claim, you will not be able to participate in the process or receive any compensation. If you make a claim and then receive notification of eligibility with an allocation of money from the settlement fund, you will receive one hour of free consultation with a private plaintiff’s attorney so you can ask questions before deciding whether to accept an award.

Any questions about the settlement or making a claim and/or filling out the claims form should be directed to the EEOC at (213)-785-3095. ex. 6 or You can also contact the Claims Administrator (Atticus Administration) about questions related to receiving or submitting a claim form, receiving a Claimant ID number, or other logistical questions. Call or email the Claims Administrator at 1-888-201-1070 or

Questions about this settlement should not be directed to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH is not a party to the case, has no role in the claims process, and has no information about how or to whom money will be allocated.

The EEOC has also issued an Activision Fact Sheet on the website.

For more information about the case and settlement you may refer to Please do not contact the court or Activision Blizzard concerning the claims process.

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