‘$18 Million Is Nothing’: Activision Employees React to Settlement

On Monday, the games giant Activision Blizzard reached an agreement with the US government to pay $18 million to employees who were harassed or faced discrimination. 


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7bxpg/dollar18-million-is-nothing-activision-employees-react-to-settlement

I think lump sum financial repercussions in instances like this aren’t really enough, $18 million is a lot of money to individuals or small businesses but is nothing to massive corporations like Activision Blizzard.

How about instead going forward for the next 20 years 25% of gross reported income goes to a trust that can then pay out to individuals impacted and advocacy groups? That would really wake them up.

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Someone on Discord did the math, and this is less than a day of COD income for ActiBlizz. Slap on the wrist barely begins to cover it.

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Wasn’t their settlement with Vince Zampella and Jason West substantially more than this? How was this acceptable?