Activision Blizzard Agrees to Pay $18 Million to Settle EEOC Probe

Activision Blizzard Inc. on Monday said it had agreed to pay $18 million as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which had been examining allegations of gender-based harassment and retaliation at the embattled videogame-publishing giant.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision, with about 10,000 employees across the world, agreed to an outside monitor approved by the EEOC to make sure Activision is complying with its settlement agreement, according to a company press release. The findings by the outside consultant will be reported regularly to the EEOC and Activision’s board of directors, the company said.

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