Gender discrimination lawsuit against PlayStation heats up as more women come forward

The proposed class-action lawsuit against PlayStation is back in the spotlight after seven former staffers and one current employee provided comments regarding sexism in the workplace.

According to Axios, eight women across various US-based PlayStation offices have shared accounts of company-wide misconduct ranging from “demeaning comments, unwelcome advances,” being dismissive of ideas from female team members, and lack of promotions for female employees.

A 16 year veteran of Sony Online Entertainment and Sony PlayStation alleges women weren’t considered for senior roles during “calibration sessions” as much as men. One such session only saw four women considered for promotion compared to 70 men. During the sessions, she heard comments made about female candidates’ family lives – comments that weren’t directed at male staffers up for promotion.

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