They have recently been made known the testimonies of two former Niantic employeesthe company responsible for such popular titles as Pokémon GO, Login or the most recent Monster Hunter Nowand as the portal has collected GoNintendo (via Eurogamer) both women have presented a lawsuit against the company and they have accused her of sexual prejudicessomething that Niantic itself already seems to want to reject to take the case to arbitration.
Niantic is accused and accused of “systematically devaluing the work of female employees”
According to the testimonies Of these two former Niantic employees, the workers claim that the company suffers from a mentality “boys club”.
Among some of the statements made about her experience within the company, one of the developers who was fired assured that They paid him less than another male colleague despite occupying a higher position within the company. This same former employee reveals that You were paid less to talk about your concerns of sexual prejudices within the study.
Niantic demonstrates a clear “blatant favoritism towards men“says one of the company’s former employees.
For its part, a second former employee has also joined this legal battle and has suggested that Niantic “systematically devalued the work of female employees and especially women of colorincluding the plaintiffs”. This couple of developers also believes that Niantic demonstrates a clear “blatant favoritism towards men” and that attitude “permeates the company“.
It is expected that Today this murky case reaches the courtswith a hearing that will decide whether the accusations and demands of the two workers finally go forward or they will head towards arbitration.
Among other video games, Niantic is especially well known in the mobile application industry for having created Pokémon GOthe free augmented reality title for Android and iOS launched on the market in 2016 and is based on the tremendously successful saga of Nintendo and Game Freak. If you want to know more details about the title, you can consult our Complete guide with tips and tricks.