Sony has requested a court docket to dismiss a class-action lawsuit towards it first filed in November of final 12 months that alleges gender discrimination inside the firm.
Former Sony IT safety analyst, Emma Majo, sought court docket approval to show her case right into a class-action lawsuit final 12 months on behalf of different girls who labored for the corporate up to now. She alleged that “Sony discriminates against female employees, including those who are female and those who identify as female, in compensation and promotion and subjects them to a work culture predominated by men,” as reported by Axios final 12 months.
Now, Sony is asking a court docket to dismiss Majo’s class-action case towards it, citing a scarcity of details to help the claims introduced within the lawsuit, Axios stories.
“Despite the sweeping breadth of her lawsuit, the allegations in which [Sony Interactive Entertainment] categorically denies, she fails to plead facts to support either her individual claims or the claims of the broad-based classes of women she seeks to represent,” Sony’s lawyer wrote, in line with court docket paperwork.
Furthermore, Sony writes in paperwork that Majo didn’t “identify a single policy, practice, or procedure at SIE that allegedly formed the basis of any widespread intentional discrimination or had a discriminatory impact on women,” and that Majo’s “widespread claims of harassment are based solely on unactionable allegations of run-of-the-mill personnel activity.”
Sony additionally asks the court docket to acknowledge what it calls a battle of curiosity, too. Majo’s lawsuit contains an try to incorporate all girls who labored for SIE. Sony says this would come with all of Majo’s managers since 2017, which had been all girls. Sony’s lawyer says that if these managers are included within the swimsuit towards Sony, “irreconcilable conflicts of interest” rise.
Only time will inform if the court docket approves Sony’s request to dismiss the case.