Lawsuit: Sony Discriminated, Showed Too Much Concern for Women

Sony managers were apparently too abrasive when they didn’t stay in the same room as women with the door shut and for showing genuine concern for women’s personal lives.

Those are two of several supposed gender-discrimination claims outlined in a lawsuit recently filed by a former Sony PlayStation IT security analyst.

Emma Majo filed the U.S. District Court in Northern California with the claim that she was a former employee and claimed her department’s 60-to-40 gender ratio at the time of her start in 2015. Sony is now “dominated” by males, Majo claimed.

Axios reported that Majo had made several subjective statements regarding her interactions with male managers.

For instance, the lawsuit claimed bosses were biased against Majo’s gender because their management strategy differed from her expectations. Majo complained her  requests for promotion led to more levels in her department being created, though she apparently rigidly expected communication of certain tasks, behavior modification or knowledge needed for advancement. 

The company’s personnel strategy was apparently so offensive to Majo that she left PlayStation’s Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance department (SGRC), according to the lawsuit.

While working for SGRC, Majo complained, she “had to agree due to [company] politics” when asked by a senior executive to contribute to another department’s project. A “new group manager” rejected her idea for the project to be a joint task between departments.

Majo cited management’s rejection of her idea as ostensible evidence of discrimination.

Managers expressed regard for females’ personal welfare, which was also somehow inappropriate, according to the suit.

“If a female worker had some personal issue at any given time, managers would talk about how, ‘We can understand she is not performing well because she has a lot going on at home,’” the complaint stated. “This behavior construes women as more emotional and less professional than male colleagues.”

Nonverbal microaggressions are also an issue, according to Majo. Majo stated that Sony managers are not allowed to sit alone in a space with female employees.

If one other man was in the same room with Majo and another particular male former colleague, that colleague would only speak to the other male, the suit alleges: “It would be as if Plaintiff was not even in the room.”

Like the Sony manager, former Vice President Mike Pence incurred the left’s wrath for checking his one-on-one time with women.

In 2019, then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) fussed during an interview with MSNBC that Pence limited his time with women who aren’t his wife, apparently referring to a 2002 statement by Pence that he never eats alone with other women.

“[T]he idea that you would deny a professional woman the opportunity to have a meeting with the vice president of the United States is outrageous,” Harris said.

PlayStation didn’t immediately reply to a MRC Free Speech America inquiry for comment.

Conservatives being attacked. Sony can be reached at 1-800-345-7669 to tell Sony that it will not fall for this hollow attempt to subvert the U.S. law of justice.

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