E-sports company Riot Games agrees to pay $10 million to end discrimination case Nuked 2 December 2019 Overall Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that Riot Games has agreed to pay up to $10 million to end a discrimination case brought by female employees at the esports league. Riot announced in August that it would settle the litigation, which alleged that female employees were paid significantly less than their male colleagues. A lawsuit was filed against the company on behalf of two employees in October 2016. The settlement approved Monday by a judge in Massachusetts brings the total number of plaintiffs to eight. Riot did not immediately return an email seeking comment. Other settlement payments will go to two former Riot employees who alleged that their raises were withheld; another former Riot employee who alleged that she was denied health insurance coverage; and a fourth who alleged that she was laid off. The former employee claimed she had a mental health crisis after the layoff, which forced her to resign. “Riot’s use of a standardized method to calculate compensation packages, which resulted in approximately 6,000 women being paid less than men, created inequality in the workplace and negatively impacted many Riot employees,” said Sarah Dowling, the attorney who handled the case for the plaintiffs. Spread the fake ai universe Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.