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Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit

The Los Angeles Times reports League of Legends developer Riot Games will pay out at least $10 million to female employees to settle the class lawsuit over gender discrimination they were hit with last year. This suit was settled over the summer, but now the paper has details on the terms, noting that both sides have agreed to them pending court approval. Here's word:
The approximately 1,000 women who worked at Riot Games from November 2014 until the date the settlement is finalized will be entitled to a payment from the multimillion-dollar pot. The final dollar amount that each employee who self-identifies as female receives will vary depending on how long they worked for Riot, with full employees receiving more than contractors.

Asked about the settlement, a Riot spokesperson said in a statement: “We’re pleased to have a proposed settlement to fully resolve the class action lawsuit. The settlement is another important step forward, and demonstrates our commitment to living up to our values and to making Riot an inclusive environment for the industry’s best talent.”

The company has approximately 2,500 employees at offices around the world and brought in an estimated $1.4 billion in revenue in 2018.

The settlement filing also lays out a number of commitments Riot has made to improve its company culture, including beefing up internal programs for reporting sexual harassment and discrimination. They include undertaking a review of all pay, promotion and hiring practices to increase fairness and transparency, hiring a dedicated chief diversity officer, and creating a number of employee groups empowered to track the company’s progress on these fronts.
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44. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 16:05 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 15:27:
Brings in 1.4 billion in revenue.

Settles for 10 million. 0.7% of their revenue.

Basically, not even a slap on the wrist.

Also what exactly does a Chief Diversity Officer do? This sounds like made up fluff type job which HR should be taking care of anyways.

Chief X Officers are c-suite level executives often tasked with a small domain. In those cases, they oversee something that is needed, but the corporate culture hasn't incorporated yet. For example, 5-10 years ago, every company had a Chief Digital Officer, because their marketing and IT staffs were too slow to adapt. They were doing things that had always been successful. Doing something new and challenging is, well, new and challenging. It's time consuming. It requires you to do something other than your day to day job requirements. It'll get ignored if no one is dedicated to it, leaving the company behind. And, if the person dedicated to it isn't senior enough, they'll get ignored.

So you put a C-suite executive towards it. Someone that is focused solely on that thing, tracking KPIs based upon that thing, and has the weight to force people to care about that thing, and the KPIs being tracked. After 2-3 years, that thing should be part of the corporate culture instead of something new, and the title disappears. Most companies that hired Chief Digital Officers no longer have the role, its function being achieved, and the person now elsewhere in the organization.
 



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43. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 15:27 Tipsy McStagger
 
Brings in 1.4 billion in revenue.

Settles for 10 million. 0.7% of their revenue.

Basically, not even a slap on the wrist.

Also what exactly does a Chief Diversity Officer do? This sounds like made up fluff type job which HR should be taking care of anyways.
 
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42. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 11:22 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 07:53:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 02:52:
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 13:55:
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 12:36:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo

I mean, no? Unless your understanding of irony comes from Alannis Morrisette.

It's ironic that that song has almost no irony in it.

Apparently, she's now saying none of it being ironic is the point of the song.

No way, alannis

Yeah, not buying it.
 
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41. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 07:53 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 02:52:
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 13:55:
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 12:36:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo

I mean, no? Unless your understanding of irony comes from Alannis Morrisette.

It's ironic that that song has almost no irony in it.

Apparently, she's now saying none of it being ironic is the point of the song.

No way, alannis
 



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40. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 02:53 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 14:07:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Free speech... you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Also, too: I know something you do not know!
 
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39. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 4, 2019, 02:52 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 13:55:
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 12:36:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo

I mean, no? Unless your understanding of irony comes from Alannis Morrisette.

It's ironic that that song has almost no irony in it.
 
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38. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 17:12 Primalchrome
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 08:07:
Who got alluded, I'd pay good money to see that.
"I'd buy that for a dollar!"
 
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37. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 14:15 RedEye9
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 13:55:
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 12:36:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo

I mean, no? Unless your understanding of irony comes from Alannis Morrisette.
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36. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 14:07 Kxmode
 
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Free speech... you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

 
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35. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 13:55 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 12:36:
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo

I mean, no? Unless your understanding of irony comes from Alannis Morrisette.
 



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34. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 12:36 Luke
 
VoodooV wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 09:39:
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.

Well.. isn't that ironic..kiddo
 
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33. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 11:56 Slashman
 
I think 10 million is too low a number to go between 1000 employees. Should have been closer to 30 million...really make Riot feel it in the coffers where it hurts.  
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32. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 10:15 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 10:06:
This has to be a landmark case for the video game industry and gender discrimination, right? I can't find anything that comes close to this after a few mins googling.

Not really. For one, they settled. For another, it would be hard to find anyone else doing what they did. I'm not saying it's uncommon for women to be discriminated against or harassed in the industry (or any small company - man, the things I saw at companies with a few hundred employees is startling relative to what I see at ones with a few thousand - at that size, what is and is not accepted is far more codified and beaten into the culture), but what Riot did was particularly egregious. By any standard.

It's hard to fathom anyone, other than a few choice here, thinking what they did was ok to do to an employee.
 



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31. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 10:06 theglaze
 
This has to be a landmark case for the video game industry and gender discrimination, right? I can't find anything that comes close to this after a few mins googling.  
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30. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 09:39 VoodooV
 
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that people would post misogynistic comments here.

Free speech doesn't exist on a private website, kids.
 
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29. Re: removed Dec 3, 2019, 09:33 Verno
 
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 04:43:
Aaaand there you have it......free speech is a allusion, pathetic from those who fear women

You're lucky you have an account here at all going by the dumpster fire that is your post history. Never ceases to amaze me the people who have the nerve to complain when any other forum would've banned them 10 times over already.

Riot created a pretty disgusting work environment and I can't believe anyone would defend it. Someone mentioned "white knighting" earlier and that's just a bizarre comment. To those who think the lawsuit was without merit I would say please by all means encourage your wife or daughter to work there. No? Didn't think so.
 
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28. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 09:07 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 03:27:
I can see this thread is evidence that men have a long way to go.

Yes, we do have long schlongs.

Re the news: pfffttt... settling the suit... how pathetic... buncha fuckin' pussies!

Riot, baby! Anarchy! Fuck the law! Come dafuq on!
 
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27. removed Dec 3, 2019, 08:42 djinn
 
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26. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 3, 2019, 08:36 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I assumed he was having a stupid reaction to the settlement, but I guess he could have been referring to the removed post...  



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25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2019, 08:13  Blue 
 
Luke wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 04:43:
Aaaand there you have it......free speech is a allusion, pathetic from those who fear women

An odd stance to take to attack the removal of a misogynistic comment.

Also, the allusion you are trying to make is that free speech is an "illusion."

And to answer, you have no first amendment rights here.
 
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