Blizzard's Oneal contests her co-lead's explanation of pay disparity

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Blizzard co-lead Jen Oneal took issue with fellow co-lead Mike Ybarra’s explanation for why she was being paid less than him despite holding the same position, according to an IGN report.

Among numerous other revelations, a Wall Street Journal report yesterday included insight into Oneal’s pending departure from Activision Blizzard, noting the pay discrepancy and quoting an email where she said she had been “tokenized, marginalized, and discriminated against.”

IGN reports that Ybarra addressed the issue in a Slack channel for employees, saying he and Oneal made it clear they wanted to be paid the same. When

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