Riot Games Sued Over Gender Discrimination

Kotaku has details on a lawsuit against Riot Games for gender-based discrimination filed by one former and one current employee of the League of Legends developer. Riot came under public fire for their office culture over the summer, prompting them to commit to drastic changes. They offer details on the suit, saying the plaintiffs are seeking to have this declared a class action:
The lawsuit alleges that, “like many of Riot Games’ female employees, Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women. Moreover, Plaintiffs have also seen their working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games.” Riot violated California’s Equal Pay Act and law against gender-based discrimination at the workplace, the complaint argues.

The plaintiffs are asking for compensation on unpaid wages, damages, and other penalties, with an exact amount to be determined at trial. They also ask the court to certify the suit as class action.
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theglaze wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:55:
Numinar wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:12:
I’m too old/slow/stupid for LOL but there is only one lady creature in the boutique boardgame they produced! And I’m outraged because my daughter takes that character without fail every session so I never get a turn. Hope there is a place in this class action for me!

Oh wow, I didn’t realize that Mechs vs Minions was their game … and it’s got an 8.2/10 on boardgamegeek!

Yep. It's pretty good as well. Even without the amazing toy factor it's a fun, co-op campaign game of programmable miniature battles. I've never played it with another adult but my daughter and I are slowly struggling through the campaign and loving it going on a year now.
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Prez wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:39:
The part that states that promotions tended to go to men more than women. In a company that is comprised of 80% men and 20% women, doesn't probability and statistics basically guarantee this would be the case?
Yes, that is true. It all depends on the actual numbers. If 99% of the promotions went to men for instance...
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Numinar wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:12:
I’m too old/slow/stupid for LOL but there is only one lady creature in the boutique boardgame they produced! And I’m outraged because my daughter takes that character without fail every session so I never get a turn. Hope there is a place in this class action for me!

Oh wow, I didn’t realize that Mechs vs Minions was their game … and it’s got an 8.2/10 on boardgamegeek!
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Well on the surface, if Riot issued an apology and promised sweeping changes then I would take that as at least a partial admission of guilt. One part of the lawsuit has me baffled though. The part that states that promotions tended to go to men more than women. In a company that is comprised of 80% men and 20% women, doesn't probability and statistics basically guarantee this would be the case? Also, I don't agree that not hiring someone because the company doesn't consider them to be a "core gamer" as the article states that the lawsuit alleges is inherently sexist for a company that is creating games for core gamers. Again probability and statistics would suggest that because the applicant pool is going to be made up of a larger percentage of men than women that more men would be hired.

Of course none of this excuses any of the alleged sexual harassment assuming that any actual harassment took place of course , which I would have to believe did at least on some level given Riot's statement from a few months back.
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dubfanatic wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 01:27:
This can't be true, Riot is far too woke to be doing anything like this!

I’m too old/slow/stupid for LOL but there is only one lady creature in the boutique boardgame they produced! And I’m outraged because my daughter takes that character without fail every session so I never get a turn. Hope there is a place in this class action for me!
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This can't be true, Riot is far too woke to be doing anything like this!
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We knew this was coming as a precursor to the highly likely settlement right?
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Plaintiff needs to stop bitchin' like a pussy.

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I'm not touching this with a 100 foot pole. *slowly walks away*
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