Riot Games settles gender discrimination lawsuit for $100 million
By Ray Ampoloquio
December 29, 2021
Riot Games is not a perfect company, but unlike others who refuse to acknowledge its shortcomings, it has now agreed to a hefty payout.
This is part of Riot Games' settlement of a $100 million gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former and current female employees.
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The international publisher will now pay at least $80 million to the settlement class members with the rest going to legal fees for a total of $100 million in compensation.
Riot will also agree to address issues within the workplace that brought about the issues in the first place.
at least three years of monitoring from a third party and making salaries between employees more transparent.
The settlement comes after current and former Riot employees filed a class-action lawsuit against Riot Games back in 2018.
According to the DFEH, up to 1,065 female employees and 1,300 female contractors at Riot Games are entitled to the compensation fund.