EA encouraging employees and community members to report harassment

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:31 GMT

Electronic Arts is encouraging both employees and community members to report any instances of abuse or harassment.

In the wake of recent reports of abuse and harassment in the industry, EA is calling upon its employees and members of its communities to report any instances to it directly.

According to a statement released yesterday, EA said it supports everyone who has come forward, and for anyone who has experienced any kind of harassment or sexual misconduct in its community to come forward.

Here’s the statement in full:

In recent days we’ve seen and heard a number of disturbing stories around sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct in our industry. We want to be very clear on our position: these behaviors are never ok — not in our communities or any others. Electronic Arts supports everyone that has come forward to report abuse and we are asking anyone who has experienced any kind of harassment or sexual misconduct in our community to come forward.

We take every allegation seriously and we investigate it. We are deeply committed to ensuring there is safe space for people to come forward and taking the right actions on behalf of our community. The stories we’ve heard recently make it clear there is still a lot of work to be done in our industry.

If you are an EA employee and encounter or have encountered harassment, violence or other misconduct, please raise it immediately with your manager or People Experience leader. If you are not comfortable doing that you can report anonymously through our Raise a Concern program.

If you are not an employee of EA and have encountered harassment, violence, or other misconduct by another player, member of our Game Changer community, Competitive Gaming Player, or EA staff member, there are multiple reporting resources which can be found here.

We will not stand for this behavior and that is outlined in our Global Human Rights Statement, EA Competitive Gaming Codes of Conduct (EA Sports FIFA Global Series ; Madden NFL Championship Series ; Apex Legends Competitive Gaming Rules) and our Positive Play Charter 

Being part of a gaming community, whether you’re an employee, creator, player or anyone else, should be a positive, fun, fair, inclusive, and most importantly safe experience. This is a part of our commitment to Positive Play and we intend to continue to act on it.

The company’s comment comes on the heels of recent allegations made against high-ranking Ubisoft employees. A report over the weekend stated that Ubisoft vice presidents Tommy Francois and Maxime Beland has been suspended.

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