USA: California regulators files action to demand Riot Games to reveal employee pay data for investigation of gender pay discrimination

Author: James F. Peltz, Los Angeles Times, Published on: 17 June 2019

"California reveals it’s investigating gender-discrimination claims at Riot Games", 13 Jun 2019

The scrutiny of Riot Games Inc. over allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at the “League of Legends” video-game maker grew wider Wednesday: California regulators revealed they’re investigating the matter as well.

The state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the agency that enforces California’s civil-rights laws, said it filed a court action demanding that the Los Angeles company provide it with employee pay data.

The action, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, was necessary because Riot Games “has refused to provide the department with adequate information” for the agency “to analyze whether women are paid less than men at the company,” the department said...

It also said it wants the information “as part of an investigation into alleged unequal pay, sexual harassment, sexual assault, retaliation and gender discrimination in selection and promotion” at the company.

Riot Games expressed disappointment about the court action, saying it has been “cooperating in good faith with the department to address its concerns” since the investigation began in late October...

 

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