Kotaku can reveal that EB Games has paid $8500 to at least one of its former staffers to settle a formal complaint lodged against the company.
As Kotaku reported a couple of years ago, former staffers had filed formal complaints against the company relating to their treatment, some of which centred around the treatment of staffers at the hands of an EB Games regional manager Mark DiStefano.
The dream job. being involved with the games industry, with like-minded people who have the same hobbies, enjoy the same things, speak the same language. A place where everyone loves video games. Of course they do; why else would they be working at EB Games?
A claim of harassment against EB Games was lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission. One of those former staffers who took part in that claim confirmed with Kotaku that they were offered, and accepted, a settlement of $8500.
"I got pressured into taking the deal and I regret it," the former staffer told Kotaku, adding that EB Games also refused to supply him with a reference going forward.
Kotaku understands the settlement was accepted with no admission of guilt on the company's part. When contacted for comment, an EB Games representative said that "our legal advice is we are unable to respond to any confidential matters."