Riot Games and the Lawsuit’s Plaintiffs Have Agreed to Settle
A class action gender discrimination lawsuit that was filed last November against Riot Games is planned to be settled, according to a Friday announcement on Riot’s website.
The announcement read that Riot has “come to an agreement in principle to settle the class action lawsuit”. The announcement stated that this process is still in its early stages and that “any proposed settlement will be subject to the Court’s oversight, and the Court will need to review and approve all details of any agreement.”
The League of Legends studio also said, “After extensively reviewing these issues, we can confidently state that gender discrimination (in pay or promotion), sexual harassment, and retaliation are not systemic issues at Riot.”
Ryan Saba, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, said the proposed settlement “provides meaningful and fair value to class members for their experiences at Riot Games.”
“This is a clear indication that Riot is dedicated to making progress in evolving its culture and employment practices,” Saba said. “A number of significant changes to the corporate culture have been made, including increased transparency and industry-leading diversity and inclusion programs. The many Riot employees who spoke up, including the plaintiffs, significantly helped to change the culture at Riot.”
According to a news report published earlier this month, Riot employees say that the studio’s culture has improved somewhat.
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