Activision Blizzard Chief Govt Officer Bobby Kotick has requested the corporate’s board to scale back his complete compensation to $62,500 (roughly Rs. 46.7 lakh), at a time when the proprietor of the “Name of Obligation” franchise is battling claims over sexual harassment and discrimination at its office.
Kotick, who acquired a complete compensation $154.6 million (roughly Rs. 1,156 crore) final yr, mentioned in a letter despatched to workers on Thursday that he has sought a reduce in his compensation till the corporate’s transformational gender-related objectives are met.
The online game writer has additionally launched a zero-tolerance harassment coverage company-wide together with different adjustments like growing the proportion of ladies and non-binary folks within the firm by 50 p.c and waiving arbitration of sexual harassment and discrimination claims.
“Any Activision Blizzard worker discovered by our new investigative processes and assets to have retaliated in opposition to anybody for making a compliance criticism can be terminated instantly,” Kotick mentioned.
Earlier this month, Activision mentioned it had fired greater than 20 workers following allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination on the office, with 20 extra people going through different types of disciplinary motion.
The corporate is about to report third-quarter earnings on Tuesday after markets shut.
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