6.1.2022 | Riot Games paid $100 million for discrimination lawsuit.
Just recently Riot Games has settled a class-action lawsuit for $100 million. Filed in 2018 by two female employees and later certified as a class-action, the lawsuit accused the studio of discrimination, sexual harassment and unequal pay.
Under the terms of the settlement, Riot Games agreed to pay $80 million directly to women who have worked at the company from November 2014 to present, including full-time, part-time and temporary employees. The remaining $20 million will go to attorneys’ fees.
In addition to the $100 million payout, Riot Games will enact workplace policy reforms which include the creation of an application pipeline for current or former contractors to apply for permanent positions and more transparency regarding salaries for job applicants.