Having announced in August their intention to settle, Riot have now proposed a settlement of $10 million Dollars, to be paid out to all female employees at the company across the last five years, which has reportedly been accepted by the two plaintiffs in the settlement.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a Riot spokesperson said, "We're pleased to have a proposed settlement to fully resolve the class action lawsuit".
The embattled company is set to pay out settlement cash to female employees at Riot Games over the last five years. It looks like Riot Games is outwardly committed to change, but time will tell if company culture is going to continue on a path for the more positive in the future or if things will stay the same, albeit with a bit more cash lining some of the female employees' pockets. These are streamlining the process of filing a complaint, a review of all pay, promotion, and recruitment strategies, employing a chief diversity officer, and frequent reports on the progress made in this area.
Onur Tamer, METAI General Manager at Riot Games, said: "We are delighted to announce the incredible music line-up for the first Riot Games tournament in region".
Back in 2018, two women who had worked at the studio sued the company, alleging that they had to endure sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
The plaintiff's lawyer Ryan Saba, however, said that "this shows that Riot is serious about changing the culture at the company". "While this settlement helps bring peace of mind to women at Riot, we want to acknowledge that issues of discrimination and harassment go beyond gender, and acknowledge the victims who aren't covered in this suit".
The company was accused of abusing its power, forcing its employees into arbitration, which led the employees to stage a walkout, being the first of its kind in the gaming industry. Full-time executives are likewise getting more cash than contractual workers. The settlement has been agreed upon by the plaintiffs and defendant, but it still needs to be approved by the court.