Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot not too long ago despatched an inside letter to all workers addressing the continuing investigations into allegations of misconduct within the office.
“The situations that some of you have experienced or witnessed are absolutely not acceptable,” wrote Guillemot. “No one should ever feel harassed or disrespected at work, and the types of inappropriate behavior we have recently learned about cannot and will not be tolerated.”
“To those of you who have spoken up or have supported colleagues, I want to be clear: you are heard, and you are helping drive necessary change within the company.”
Guillemot proceeded to stipulate particular measures Ubisoft is implementing with the intention to mitigate future harassment on the firm.
“Specifically, I have decided to revise the composition of the Editorial Department, transform our human resource processes, and improve the accountability of all managers on these subjects,” Guillemot wrote. He additionally said that the corporate has appointed an official Head of Workplace Culture, in addition to implementing weekly worker listening periods and furthering its ongoing investigations into allegations.
“Again, I want to express my appreciation to those of you who have had the courage to speak up,” Guillemot concluded. “Know that my door is always open to you if you wish to express your concerns directly to me.”
“We have rather a lot to perform, and I’m decided to make this variation occur.
Ubisoft can also be gearing as much as launch an anonymous online tool for staff to report abuse, harassment and sexism within the firm.
In an electronic mail despatched to VG247, it was additionally confirmed that Maxime Beland, Vice President Editorial, has formally resigned from his position at Ubisoft. Despite this, the corporate continues to be investigating the allegations made in opposition to him.
Tommy François, Vice President Editorial & Creative Services, has additionally “been positioned on disciplinary depart pending the result of an investigation.” Another worker from the corporate’s Toronto studio has been “terminated for engaging in behaviors that do not align with what is expected of Ubisoft employees.” Other investigations are nonetheless open, and might be “conducted rigorously.”
“Ubisoft will not tolerate workplace misconduct and will continue taking disciplinary actions against anyone who engages in harassment, discrimination and other behaviors that infringe on our Code of Fair Conduct,” reads the e-mail.