Activision refuses to adopt diverse hiring practices across the company

Activision Blizzard is currently valued at $72 billion

Activision Blizzard has called proposals to adopt the Rooney Rule, a policy requiring it interview at least one diverse candidate when hiring, “an unworkable encroachment” on its ability to do business, Motherboard reports.

Established in 2003, the Rooney Rule is an NFL policy requiring teams interview at least one non-white, non-male candidate for coaching positions. It’s since spread to other industries in various forms. Earlier this month, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) submitted shareholder proposals to publisher Activision and EA calling on them to adopt the policy across all hires.

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