USA: Female employees sue video games co. Riot Games over alleged gender discrimination

Autor/in: Cecilia D'Anastasio, Kotaku, Veröffentlicht am: 7 November 2018

"Current And Former Employees Sue Riot Games For Gender Discrimination", 6 Nov 2018

...[O]ne current and one former employee of Riot Games filed a class action lawsuit..., accusing it [Riot Games] of endemic gender-based discrimination and fostering a “men-first” environment.  The lawsuit alleges that, “like many of Riot Games’ female employees, Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women...Plaintiffs have also seen their working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual harassment, misconduct, and bias which predominate the sexually-hostile working environment of Riot Games.”...

In August, Kotaku detailed Riot Games’ culture of sexism in an investigative report that cited experiences from 28 current and former employees...After Kotaku’s report, Riot posted a blog post apologizing to current and former employees and promising sweeping changes to the company culture...

The plaintiffs...say they want to stop Riot’s alleged practice of paying men more than women who are fulfilling the same job role, promoting men into more superior roles more frequently than women, and demoting women who had similar qualifications...

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