League of Legends’ Riot Games to pay $10 million to settle gender discrimination suit

By Sherif Saed
3 December 2019 13:02 GMT

Riot Games has settled the gender discrimination lawsuit employees had filed against it last year.

League of Legends developer Riot Games, who has been caught in a legal fight with staff over discrimination allegations, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle the lawsuit.

The parties involved actually agreed to the settlement back in August, but details of the filings are being revealed now as part of a Los Angeles Times report.

All of those who worked at riot from November 2014 until the settlement is concluded, who also identify as women – around 1,000 – will receive a share of the $10 million pool, to be decided based on their time at the company, and whether they’re full-time employees or contractors.

The suit first began when two women alleged systemic discrimination and a culture of sexism at Riot, which caused them to sue their employer in November 2018. Part of this was revealed in a Kotaku report right around the same time, which painted a picture of a hostile environment at Riot for women.

All that’s left now is for a judge to approve the finer details before Riot can pay the $10 million.

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