Ubisoft says it’s addressing workplace harassment, some fans aren’t buying it

Ubisoft says it's addressing workplace harassment, some fans aren't buying it

Last year, Ubisoft was the subject of numerous allegations of workplace abuse that included physical assault and sexual harassment. Along with specific incidents, the company was accused of harboring a culture in which sexism, overwork, and misconduct were normal. Multiple executives resigned as a result of the allegations, including vice president Maxime Beland. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot promised “profound” changes at the company. A year later, a number of fans don’t believe that Ubisoft has kept that promise. 

The doubt was brought on in part by a recent report from French paper Le Télégramme, which says that some employees don’t feel Ubisoft has fundamentally changed since last summer. The report was shared widely last week, and fans rallied a boycott on social media under the #HoldUbisoftAccountable banner.

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