The creators of popular games, such as Assassin’s Creed, have been accused of harassment and racial discrimination in the past as well

A Singapore watchdog is investigating game giant Ubisoft over claims of harassment and racial discrimination.

Last month, gaming website Kotaku published allegations of harassment, bullying, and racial pay disparities from 20 current and former employees at Ubisoft Singapore.

The Singapore employment watchdog TAFEP said that it began investigating after receiving “anonymous feedback containing links to media articles about allegations of workplace harassment and unfair treatment at Ubisoft Singapore”.

The current and former employees cited in the Kotaku report spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Two women alleged inappropriate touching and comments.

Another worker said: “The salary gap between locals and expats was just insane.”

Ubisoft Singapore told AFP in a statement that it was aware of the allegations.

“As our discussions with them are ongoing, we do not have anything we can share at this stage,” the statement added.

“Every Ubisoft studio, including Ubisoft Singapore, strives to create and foster a culture that team members and partners can be proud of. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination or abuse.”

The French firm’s Singapore office saw some senior staff resign last year after allegations of sexual misconduct emerged.

The global gaming industry has been facing criticism over its treatment of women and minorities. 

Last year, managers in Ubisoft’s Toronto and Montreal studios were accused of sexual misconduct.

Senior staff in Brazil, Bulgaria, and the United States also faced accusations, with some of the alleged incidents going back years.

Earlier this month, another gaming giant Activision Blizzard announced a management shakeup following employee protests and a California state lawsuit alleging the firm enabled toxic workplace conditions and discriminated against women.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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