Ubisoft Singapore Responds to Workplace Misconduct Report Findings

Following an official government report, Ubisoft Singapore shares a statement addressing allegations of workplace discrimination.

In August 2021, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices of Singapore announced an investigation into Ubisoft Singapore following allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. That investigation has now concluded with TAFEP’s final report closing its investigation with no follow-up recommended. In response to the report, Ubisoft Singapore has chosen to issue a statement promising to “continue striving to be an exemplary employer in Singapore and the region.”

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The statement comes from Ubisoft Singapore’s managing director Darryl Long. Long reiterates some of TAFEP’s findings and Ubisoft’s prior statements, that the studio has “put best practices in place … to ensure a safe, respectful, inclusive, and equitable workplace for every member of our team.” It should be noted that Long is relatively new to the Ubisoft Singapore team. He replaced the previous studio head in late 2020 following allegations with Ubisoft Singapore of harassment and discrimination going public.


Long’s statement continues, explaining that Ubisoft Singapore is also striving to be a studio that “attracts and retains the best talents” and “creates amazing games that enrich the lives of our players.” Ubisoft Singapore has largely been used as a support studio for Assassin’s Creed games over the past decade, but is also leading the development of the oft-delayed multiplayer piracy game Skull & Bones. Skull & Bones recently lost a co-director, though their departure appeared to be unrelated to the investigation of the studio.

The conclusions written up in TAFEP’s report are in line with Long comments. The report acknowledges that Ubisoft currently has a structured process in place for worker compensation and that employee salaries are appropriately performance-based. Regarding the more specific allegations, the report states that Ubisoft Singapore does not “disadvantage Singaporeans based on nationality or race.” It also says that all reports of workplace misconduct have been handled appropriately.


One thing that wasn’t made clear is whether the current systems in place at Ubisoft Singapore were in place prior to late 2020 when the allegations first came forward. Ubisoft said in May 2021 that it was making changes within the organization, though that was directed toward broader Ubisoft issues and not Ubisoft Singapore specifically.

It may be difficult to understand how the broad allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment at Ubisoft Singapore could lead to a report finding no issue with the studio. But this is the extent of legal remedy employees at Ubisoft Singapore have. Without further reporting regarding Ubisoft Singapore employees’ treatment in the future, this is the full extent of the situation.



Source: Gamerant

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