Ubisoft has sent a bunch of employees and two top executives on administrative leave amid the allegations of misconduct while the firm investigates the matter.
Ubisoft Sends Top Executives On Leave Amid Misconduct Accusations
Tommy Francois and Maxime Beland, who has served as the divisional vice presidents for the company’s games development at the global level are among the ones sent on leave. A lot of accusations were placed on the two top executives on Twitter.
Me-too Movement in the gaming industry
There is seemingly a round of #metoo movement in the gaming industry as many stories have come out lately. Several YouTube Creator and Twitch developers, along with many gaming company’s employees, have reported the stories of sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse by the officials in the industry. The MeToo movement has stirred a debate in the gaming industry, and Ubisoft took action to check the allegations.
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Employees Sent on Administrative leave.
Several employees at Ubisoft have come under the radar after the accusations have been made. Ashraf Ismail resigned from his role as the creative director in the Assassins Creed Valhalla game after the allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct with fans. He took an extended leave of absence as the matter arose controversially.
The Official Statement By Company
“We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialized external consultants. Based on the outcomes, we are fully committed to taking all appropriate disciplinary action. “
Revisiting Policies and Procedures
The company said that they are updating their policies and processes to cater to the inappropriate behavior. The firm also affirmed probing into the matter, fixing the broken system, and ensuring that the perpetrators are punished for the misconduct.
Duly investigating the matter
The company gave a statement in which it talked about probing the matter with the corporate investigation after a lot of allegations surfaced online for several employees. The firm even brought external investigation agencies and consultants to investigate the matter and investigate abuse, misconduct, and bullying.