Technology Harassment accusations: Ubisoft announces several departures, including its No....

Harassment accusations: Ubisoft announces several departures, including its No. 2 and its HR manager

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(Belga) French video game publisher Ubisoft, whose executives are accused of assault and sexual harassment, announced the departure of several senior officials, including his number two and its director of human resources (HRD), in a press release broadcast on the night of Saturday to Sunday.

The departures, which also concern the head of Canadian studios at Ubisoft, “follow a rigorous review that the company has conducted in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior,” the editor said. saying determined to “implement major changes in its corporate culture”. Specifically, the number two of the company “Serge Hascoët has chosen to resign from his post as + Chief creative officer +, with immediate effect. This role will be assumed in the interim by Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft”, underlined l The company, which announced on June 26 that it would investigate allegations of violence and harassment against executives in several countries. “Ubisoft has not been able to guarantee its employees a safe and inclusive working environment,” regretted Mr. Guillemot, quoted in the press release issued early Sunday morning. “Yannis Mallat, director of Canadian studios at Ubisoft, leaves office and the Company with immediate effect. The recent allegations made in Canada against many employees do not allow him to continue to assume his responsibilities”, detailed l ‘business. In addition, “Ubisoft will appoint a new human resources manager, to replace Cécile Cornet, who has decided to resign from this position, in the interest of the group’s unity”. (Belga)

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