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
. 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.