Ubisoft Canada CEO resigns amid harassment claims made towards a number of staff

Yannis Mallat, the president of Ubisoft Canada, resigned Saturday night with rapid impact, in response to a press release from the sport software program developer.

Two different executives additionally resigned, according to the statement: chief inventive officer Serge Hascoët and Cécile Cornet, who served as the corporate’s international head of human relations. 

The announcement comes within the wake of a sequence of allegations, made all through the corporate, of sexist behaviour, abuse of energy and harassment. Ubisoft is a Paris-based firm with workplaces in a number of Canadian cities, together with a major operation in Montreal.

“The recent allegation that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for [Mallat] to continue in this position,” the assertion mentioned.

Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft’s president and founder, will act because the Canadian chapter’s interim president.

“Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees. This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviours are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised — and never will,” Guillemot mentioned within the assertion. “I am committed to implementing profound changes across the Company to improve and strengthen our workplace culture.”

Earlier this week, the corporate mentioned its Toronto-based vice-president of editorial, Maxime Beland, had resigned and one other unidentified worker in Toronto was fired.

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