Sony calls on the court to abandon the prosecution for discrimination

Although there was no news about the prosecutions and sounds of discrimination (other than the ongoing trial of Activision Blizzard), there was one who was discreetly opposed to Sony. It was reported for the first time in November 2021 by a former IT security analyst of PlayStation.

According to the first trial for discrimination, Emma Majo, now former security analyst for the company, has been dismissed after complaining of a gender work environment. And now, Sony repels. Sony Interactive Entertainment (also known as the SIE), against which Majo investigates a lawsuit, published a statement to the Tribunal.

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Maggregation of its trial, the allegations in which it is categorically denied, it fails to advocate facts to support its individual claims or the claims of the broad categories of women that it seeks to represent.“, writes l ‘Society’s lawyer. For each of the statements by Majo, the lawyers attempted to withdraw each of the arguments of Majo with counter-arguments.

According to the statement of Majo, women were less well paid, ignored by male superiors and ignored promotions because of their sex. SIS lawyers say, however, that the Declaration of Majo “can not identify a single policy, practical or proceeding to the SIS, which would have trained the basis of generalized intentional discrimination or which has had a discriminatory impact on women. as well as “the widespread harassment allegations are based solely on unassailable allegations of mocking staff.

Sony’s lawyers further claim that there will be a conflict of interest on the grounds that Majo managers since 2017 are women, and would also be included in the pursuit. It would be contradictory since harassment would mean that they would be prosecuted, but the class action is supposed to include any sexual discrimination against women in the workplace of Sony.

It is unclear whether the judge will reject the claim or prosecution for the moment, but it will be an interesting case to follow. Stay tuned.