May 9th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. by Sebastian Glanzer – Riot Games has to pay those affected in the sexism lawsuit against the developer studio a total of 100 million dollars. This has been known since 2021. It was recently published how much money those affected can expect.
Already since August 2018 Sexism in the Riot Games offices a theme. Similar to Activision Blizzard, some male employees are said to have behaved as if they were in some kind of fraternity. In addition to sexual harassment, there were also allegations of rape. In the years that followed, more and more of the original 28 women dared to bring the sexual harassment to light.
After years of court cases, one came at the end of 2021 $100 million agreement. The settlement was announced in December 2021 and approved by a California court in July 2022. Now it has been determined how these 100 million dollars will be distributed to the victims.
$2,500 to $5,000 immediately and additional payments
As part of the agreement, each of the 1,548 women will initially receive an initial payment of between $2,500 and $5,000. Additional payments can total up to $40,000 depending on employment status and seniority. According to gamesindustry.biz, seven women are said to have waived a payment.
This marks the end of a nearly five-year court case over sexism cases at Riot Games. The developer studio has since worked to improve its work culture and publishes annual diversity and inclusion reports to document its progress.
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Sources | axios.com, gamesindustry.biz