Activision Blizzard will pay about $50 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit in the workplace. It was filed in 2021 by the California Department of Civil Rights (CRD), reports Reuters.

The regulator was investigating allegations that the company discriminated against female employees by underpaying them and denying them possible promotions. The parties have now reached an agreement on the case.

Under the settlement agreement, Activision will take additional steps to ensure fair pay and promotion. The company will also provide financial assistance to women who were employed or contracted in California between October 12, 2015 and December 31, 2020.

It should be added that the company was also accused of rubbing up against sexual harassment. However, as part of the agreement, it was decided to withdraw these charges.

“In the settlement agreement, the CRD expressly acknowledged that ‘no court or independent investigation has substantiated any allegations that there has been systemic or widespread sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard’,” the company said in a statement.

By the way, in October of this year, Microsoft Corporation bought Activision for almost $69 billion.