Riot Games pays more than 10 billion yen in settlement in a class action from a female employee
Riot Games , known as the developer and operator of the world-famous games League of Legends (LoL) and VALORANT, has settled a class action filed by female employees in 2018. We have agreed to pay 100 million dollars (about 11.5 billion yen). It was once agreed to pay 10 million dollars (about 1.1 billion yen), but it was blocked by the authorities and the amount to be paid jumped 10 times.
Riot Games, Inc. Agrees to $ 100 Million Settlement and Systemic Reforms to Resolve Allegations of Workplace Sex Discrimination and Harassment
(PDF file) https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2021/12/RiotGamesPR12.27.21.pdf
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There are at least 2,365 plaintiffs in the class proceedings, including female employees and dispatched employees of Riot Games. The content of the complaint was that 'I was constantly sexually harassed by a male employee' and 'I could not get a proper evaluation for promotion / salary increase'.
Riot Games has agreed to a settlement in 2019 for $ 10 million.
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However, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Labor Standards Enforcement Department (DLSE) have blocked the deal, claiming that 'the company should pay up to $ 400 million.'
Once again, Riot Games has agreed to a settlement with a payment of $ 100 million. Of the settlement money, 80 million dollars (about 9.2 billion yen) will be used to pay the victims, and women who have worked at Riot Games after November 2014 may be able to receive compensation. I have. The remaining 20 million dollars (about 2.3 billion yen) will be used for miscellaneous expenses such as legal fees.
In addition, as a condition of the settlement, Riot Games will implement a three-year substantive institutional reform including 'gender equality analysis' by an independent expert, and a fund of 18 million dollars (about 2.1 billion yen) in three years. It has also agreed to fund diversity initiatives and wage adjustments for fairness.
Riot Games said, 'While we're proud to be here from 2018, we also have to take responsibility for the past. This reconciliation properly acknowledges those who dislike Riot Games. We hope to show our desire to take the lead in bringing more accountability and equality to the gaming industry. '