The $100M Settlement For Riot Games Gender Discrimination Case Has Finally Been Approved

The money will be split between more than 1,000 women.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor July 27, 2022
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Riot Games Settlement

After nearly eight months, a California judge has finally approved the $100 million settlement for Riot Games’ discrimination case. The amount was finally settled on back in December after the California Department for Fair Employment and Housing objected to the original $10 million settlement. The DFEH was originally seeking around $400 million, so this was apparently the compromise.

The suit was originally filed in 2018. This was following a report on Kotaku regarding discrimination and harassment at the studio, so this has been in the works for a while. According to Axios, the final amount was approved on Friday and will be paid out to more than 1,000 women who have worked at Riot Games since 2014 as well as over 1,000 contractors. The sums paid out will be determined by varying factors, so not everyone will receive the same amount. However, it is estimated that they will be in four to five-figure totals.

In addition to paying the settlement, Riot will also be making changes within the company, such as appointing an independent contractor to monitor pay disparities. The findings are to be reported to Riot who will make appropriate changes. The studio must also officially hire up to 40 women currently working in temporary positions and convert them to full time employees.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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