A recent report has stated a California judge has approved a $100 million settlement between Riot Games and former female employees.
While Activision Blizzard has been in the spotlight for its recent handling of ongoing sexual harassment and workplace discrimination accusations, fellow video game publishing company Riot Games has also been dealing with the aftermath of a gender-based discrimination lawsuit. Former employees came forward in 2018 to accuse Riot Games of having a hostile and toxic work environment.
At the end of 2021, Riot Games settled the class-action gender discrimination lawsuit for $100 million, with $80 million to be split among Riot Games’ former and current female employees from 2014 onward. This would address the lower salaries and lack of promotions for women working at Riot Games throughout the company’s history.