League of Legends creators Riot Games is facing a huge lawsuit at the moment. The company announced an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 2018 on the basis of pervasive sexism and gender-based discrimination at the studio. According to the investigation, the studio was free of “gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, however, the investigation acknowledges that “some Rioters have had bad experiences that did not live up to our values or culture”.
According to major sources, the settlement will cost at least $10 million to Riot. However, this $10 million will be further divided between 1,000 women employed by Studio between the time phrase of November 24 and the final day of lawsuit. The money charged to workers by suit will depend on the time the worker was hired, and his contract.
Furthermore, the settlement has told Riot to improve its internal issues and in the near future report such cases. “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.
People at Riot are happy to resolve the issue, and they look forward to the future of famous game company.
“We’re pleased to have a proposed settlement to fully resolve the class action lawsuit,” a Riot rep said. “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.”