Ubisoft sued again, making their issues very lewd and clear

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Everyone knows that a healthy work environment usually contributes to a positive ambiance. If you treat your co-workers nice, they’ll probably not do anything unexpected like… let’s say… sue your ass off. This could still happen if you are just a little too nice in the way you approach colleagues. Ubisoft has found that out yet again because the company is once again being sued for “institutional harassment”.

Oui oui, Ubisoft is apparently making the lives of certain employees very Ubi-hard by housing a few creepy peepers. According to the Solidaires Informatiques – a French workers union – Yves Guillemot and his pals still seem to have problems with certain boundaries. The result: a lawsuit, started by the Solidaires Informatiques and two former Ubisoft employees. In this lawsuit, several people are being scrutinized, with CEO Yves Guillemot being one of them. Not because he himself is considered to be a perv, but because he bears the responsibility for those who are. If your French is up to par and you understand more than just “Omelette du Fromage”, you might just be able to read the full complaint.

The union’s biggest gripe seems to be the fact that Ubisoft “maintains and reinforces a system where sexual harassment is tolerated because it is more profitable for the company to keep harassers in place than to protect its employees”. At least, that’s what the statement above claims. So I guess Ubisoft is okay with people asking “hey gurl… wanna see my hidden blade?”.

After figuring this out, website Kotaku has reached out to Ubisoft to get their side of the story. Unfortunately for them, Ubisoft’s answer was a solid “non”. Ironically, this shows that they’re actually aware of the meaning of that word. And of course, I get that. Ubisoft has been trying really hard to clear its tainted record for a while now. Because yes, this isn’t the first time that Ubisoft has been hit with these kinds of allegations. Just last year, three highly-ranked employees had to resign because of their misconduct. On top of that, a report stated that at least one out of four Ubi-employees has had to deal with indecent behavior.

As for Yves Guillemot… he’ll probably be doing another one of those apology videos soon. Just like last year, there will be some sort of penance for “not being able to provide a safe and inclusive workspace”. Poor Yves… If this goes on, you might be forced to rename some of your biggest franchises. Franchises like: