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Current and former employees report a complaint about discrimination based on sex and sex against Riot Games

Current and former employees report a complaint about discrimination based on sex and sex against Riot Games

Case claims "persisting sexual harassment, misbehavior and prejudice that dominate the sexually-hostile work environment of Riot Games"

A current and a former Riot Games employee has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming the publisher of a "sexually-hostile work environment" that has repressed their pay and career prospects because they are women.

The The lawsuit – which follows a recent Kotaku investigation into sexist culture at Riot – claims that Riot has violated the California Equal Pay Act and has allowed discrimination on the grounds of sex in the workplace. The complaint further claims "like many female employees of Riot Games […] Plaintiffs also have their working conditions negatively affected by the ongoing sexual harassment, misbehavior and prejudice that dominate the sexually-hostile work environment of Riot Games.

As reported by Kotaku, prosecutors – Jessica Negron and Melanie McCracken, of whom the latter is still working at the company – seek compensation for "unpaid wages, damages and other fines, with an exact amount to be determined during the trial", for which the suit "demands" a jury.

The prosecutors say they want to put an end to Riot's alleged practice of "paying more men than women who perform the same job, men more often in higher roles than women promote women and women who have similar qualifications as well-compensated men." The trial also says that Riot wants to prevent it from creating, encouraging and maintaining a working environment that exposes its female employees to discrimination, intimidation and retaliation on the basis of sex or gender.

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