A former PlayStation employee has filed a lawsuit against the company for gender discrimination and wrongful termination. Former IT security analyst Emma Majo alleged in her suit that the company terminated her for speaking out regarding discrimination against women within the company.
As reported by Axios, Majo’s lawsuit alleges that Sonly violated the United States’ Equal Pay Act, saying, “Sony discriminates against female employees, including those who are female and those who identify as female, in compensation and promotion and subjects them to a work culture predominated by men.”
Majo added she was regularly ignored by a manager who only responds to men, as well as continually being passed over for promotions. She also said she was fired after submitting a gender bias complaint. The lawsuit says she was let go from Sony because of the closure of an internal department, but according to her, she was not part of that department. The lawsuit also alleges that women struggle to get promoted.
Majo asked the court to expand the lawsuit to a class action on behalf of the women who have worked at Sony. This is just another gaming company that has had some form of discrimination lawsuit pop up, including Activision Blizzard–who are still dealing with the fallout.