A California court is slated to rule on the $10 million settlement between Riot Games and the female employees claiming gender discrimination and sexual harassment. But a state agency thinks the women may deserve far more.
A document filed on Jan. 8 by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) explains that the employees could potentially deserve over $400 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. That sum would include back pay based on wage discrepancies between men and women, while also addressing the seemingly insufficient amount provided for the sexist and harassment terms of the settlement.
The culture of sexism and “bro culture” at Riot was first unearthed by Kotaku in August 2018. A number of employees came forward, alleging that sexual harassment and discrimination made it difficult for women to climb the corporate ladder at the Los Angeles gaming company.
Despite the DFEH’s claims that Riot’s settlement is unfair, the company defends its efforts and feels that the state agency is “trying to disrupt” the agreement with “inaccuracies and false allegations.”
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