An Ex-PlayStation Staff Alleges That SIE Wrongfully Fired Her
An ex-PlayStation staff has just come out of the shadows to sue Sony Interactive Entertainment. She has claimed to be a victim of alleged gender bias, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.
Emma Majo, the former IT Security Analyst for PlayStation, filed the lawsuit against SIE in California on November 22nd. “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees,” her lawsuit stated. She then adds that the company subjects its female staff “to continuing unlawful disparate treatment in pay and work opportunities.”
Majo has claimed that PlayStation consistently blocked any chances she had with regards to career progression. She has worked for the company for half a decade.
According to her allegations against PlayStation, she was then fired from the company earlier this year, “soon after” she submitted a complaint about gender bias. Sony reportedly told her in her termination notice that they were closing her department. However, she claims that she never even worked in that department in the first place.
“Sony’s discriminatory employment policies, practices, and procedures are not unique or limited to any location,” her allegations continued. “Rather, they apply uniformly and systematically to employees throughout Sony.” Her claims indicate that this is “occurring as a pattern and practice throughout all locations.”
The plaintiff has requested approval from the court to expand the lawsuit into a class action. This will be on behalf of all female staff members working within Sony Interactive Entertainment in California over the past four years.
The suit alleged that Majo suffered “financial loss, as well as non-economic damages” because of Sony’s actions. These reportedly include extreme and severe mental anguish and emotional distress. The suit added that Majo and others are “entitled to general compensatory damages in amounts to be proven at trial.”