Riot to pay out $10m as part of gender discrimination class action lawsuit settlement

Every female employee that has worked for League of Legends developer Riot Games in the last five years will receive payment from a proposed $10m USD settlement fund, following a class action lawsuit alleging “gender discrimination in pay and promotion, sexual harassment, and retaliation against women working at” the company.

The news follows Riot’s announcement in August that it had made the decision to settle the suit in order to demonstrate its “commitment to owning our past, and to healing the company so that we can move forward together”. At the time, Riot said it could not share the details of the settlement until it had been reviewed and approved by the court.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Riot and the two plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit have all agreed to the terms of the settlement, although the court is yet to give its final approval. The proposed settlement will reportedly affect almost 1,000 woman who worked at Riot Games from November 2014 until the date the settlement is finalised, with exact payouts being determined by length of employment and status as either a full-time or contract worker.

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