On November 21st, 2019, a judge ruled that Quantic Dream did not fulfill their security obligation to an ex-employee and that the developer would finally owe that employee €7,000. The information hit the press over the weekend. At this time, Quantic Dream launched a press release claiming that they solely misplaced a small a part of the lawsuit and that almost all of the ex-employees’ requests have been denied.
Quantic Dream took to twitter to release their assertion, which could be learn in full right here:
On November 21st 2019, the Labor Courtroom of Paris rendered its verdict in a case between Quantic Dream and an ex-employee. After stated ex-employee was caricatured as “Super Nanny” by a colleague, they sought compensation and damages of €114,000, in addition to the reclassifying of their resignation as unfair dismissal.
The decide rejected all the ex-employee’s principal requests, deeming very clearly that the “Super Nanny” picture did not justify their declare and that there were no deterioration of their working circumstances within the company. The decide further dominated that the company management reacted appropriately, by taking all vital measures on the day of the incident in question.
The ex-employee solely obtained compensation of €5,000 (+ €2,000 in costs) in respect of a “safety obligation”: althought these photographs have been created outdoors of normal workplace hours and no complaints have been made, the company should have anticipated the potential of stated pictures getting uncontrolled, since they have been created on firm premises.
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Quantic Dream, the developer of fashionable journey video games reminiscent of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and the more lately released Detroit: Become Human, has been coping with lawsuits since early 2018 when a report from several French outlets revealed that the corporate had an inappropriate working setting and NSFW footage of their staff leaked. Shortly after the information broke, Quantic Dream responded by filing lawsuits against outlets who reported it. There are nonetheless a number of lawsuits ongoing, with the ex-employee still having a unique lawsuit for an additional claim about office harassment, Quantic Dream suing the employee for claiming he stole inner knowledge, and the aforementioned lawsuit towards the press retailers.