French game publisher ‘UBISOFT’ under radar for Sexual misconduct cases

One of the world’s largest video game publishers UBISOFT with popular running games including Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, pursues an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations. After investigation, three senior staff have to leave the firm.
Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer and the company’s second-in-command, has resigned, as has the human resources director, Cecile Cornet, and the managing director of the Canadian branch, Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft said on Sunday.

The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for [Mallat] to continue in this position,” he said.

Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,” its chief executive and co-founder, Yves Guillemot, said.

This is unacceptable as toxic behaviours are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised – and never will,” he said.

He was “committed to implementing profound changes across the company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture”.

Guillemot would take over Hascoet’s role temporarily as he oversaw a staffing overhaul.

Ubisoft has 18,000 employees worldwide and is the latest video game company to face sexual harassment allegations.

By LTR Admin

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