On Monday, one former and one current employee of Riot Games filed a class action lawsuit, accusing the League of Legends publisher for fostering a "men-first" environment, according to a report by Kotaku.
This lawsuit comes months after the Kotaku investigation into Riot Games' apparent bro-culture.
Current And Former Riot Games Employees File Gender Discrimination Suit https://t.co/ZwWDNRiz0S— Variety (@Variety) November 6, 2018
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege that, "like many of Riot Games’ female employees, Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women. Moreover, 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."
The plaintiffs are reportedly asking for damages, compensation on unpaid wages, and other penalties. The exact amount will be determined at trial. The plaintiffs have also asked the court to certify the suit as class-action.
Additionally, the lawsuit says it wants to prevent Riot Games from "
UPDATE (12:20 p.m. ET): Riot Games has provided the following statement:
"While we do not discuss the details of ongoing litigation, we can say that we take every allegation of this nature seriously and investigate them thoroughly.
"We remain committed to a deep and comprehensive evolution of our culture to ensure Riot is a place where all Rioters thrive. We’ve shared our progress here: https://www.riotgames.com/en/how-were-evolving."
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