Report: 25% of Ubisoft staff have experienced misconduct at work

Report: 25% of Ubisoft staff have experienced misconduct at work

A new survey from French publisher Ubisoft says that one in four members of staff have seen or experienced misconduct in the workplace.

That's according to The Verge, which also reports that one in five staff said they did not "feel respected or safe in the work environment," with women or non-binary staff more likely to experience harassment. This is according to research done by an external company, which spoke to 140,000 members of staff at the French publishing giant.

None of this will come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Ubisoft's in 2020. The company became the centre of the conversation about sexual misconduct in the games industry, opening an investigation into allegations made against staff at Ubisoft.

Since then, the firm has fired top-tier staff like chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, the MD of its Canadian studios Yannis Mallat and chief talent and comms officer Cécile Cornet. Maxime Béland, the firm's VP of editorial, has also been given the boot, alongside PR director Stone Chin and the creative director of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Ashraf Ismail.

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