The internal problems at Ubisoft do not seem to end. A collective complaint filed accusing the company and its co-founder, Yves Guillemot, of “institutional harassment”, as reported from Kotaku. The Bobigny criminal court has been the place where the sindicato Solidaires Informatique and two former company employees have filed the lawsuit.
Through a communicated on its website, the union has clarified several important points of this legal action. Specifically, it indicates that the accusation is interposed “for setting up, maintaining and strengthening a system in that sexual harassment is tolerated
According to the complaint directed by Maude Beckers, the most important thing is bring down the key pieces that support this system. For this reason, several former leaders are cited, such as former creative director Serge Hascoët and former editorial vice president Tommy François. Both resigned last summer after being accused of sexual misconduct.
In Guillemot’s case, he is not pointed out directly for any reason, but for being the main responsible for Ubisoft while these situations were happening. In statements to Agence France-Presse collected by Kotaku, Maude Beckers clarifies that “We believe that as a manager, you were necessarily informed. He must answer for the company’s human resources policy. “
The text itself presented on the Solidaires Informatique website indicates that “this complaint allows all the people who have been victims of the Ubisoft group join this action “.
A couple of months ago Ubisoft made a statement with which it was running for maintain your commitment against workplace harassment creating an environment “inclusive, safe and respectful”. There have already been several internal investigations carried out by the French company: one of them in June of last year, while staff who worked at Ubisoft denounced the situations experienced.