Choose Dale S. Fischer has formally denied the California Division of Honest Employment and Housing’s request to intervene in Activision Blizzard’s proposed $18 million settlement with the EEOC, formalizing a choice already prompt by Fischer throughout a listening to earlier this month.
Within the closing ruling, noticed this afternoon by Axios’ Steven Totilo, Fischer denied the DFEH’s movement to intervene, however mentioned that she’s going to permit it to current its place on the proposed decree by way of a amicus temporary because it has “sufficient of a basic public curiosity in the subject material of this lawsuit and its decision.”
Within the full ruling, Fischer explains that the actual rule the DFEH had cited in an effort to argue for intervention utilized to people and never the DFEH, and calls its concern over the potential of the EEOC settlement to end in proof destruction for the DFEH’s personal case speculative “at finest.”
Given statements made by Fischer in the course of the listening to final week, this ruling is not a lot of a shock. Fischer had beforehand acknowledged that she’s “not going to permit the DFEH to intervene, it’s simply not
applicable,” later including that it will be “extremely unlikely that I’d change my thoughts
and permit the DFEH to intervene”, and plainly these sentiments held true.