League of Legends Riot Games discrimination lawsuit
A class-action lawsuit has kicked off against Riot Games, publisher of League of Legends, that accuses the studio of gender-based discrimination. The lawsuit, began by one former employee and one current employee say that the studio has a "men-first" environment.

According to Kotaku, the lawsuit claims that the two employees, both female, have been "denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women." The suit continues on to say that the employees have "seen t heir working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games." The lawsuit also claims that Riot has violated California's Equal Pay Act and law against gender-based discrimination at the workplace.


The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for unpaid wages, compensation for damages, and compensation for other penalties. The plaintiffs hope that their lawsuit also changes the allegation that Riot promotes men more often than women who are equally qualified.

Kotaku goes on to note that after their previous investigation into sexism and the overall working conditions at Riot, the studio had issued an apology and promised a number of changes. Though some employees were terminated as a result, many others still retained their position within Riot.

You can read quite a bit more about this current lawsuit over at Kotaku. Their story goes into greater depth of some specific situations the plaintiffs are claiming to have happened that they have witnessed or have experienced first-hand.

Alternatively, you can also read through the lawsuit itself by viewing the embedded Scribd below.

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