The riot police asked her to remove the swimsuit picture, which HR then contacted
A current Riot Games employee has detailed an issue apparently related to more gender discrimination in the company.
Riot Lydia, Software Engineer at Valorant On Riot Games, she tweeted that Riot expressed her dissatisfaction with a swimsuit photo she posted of herself on social media, causing her to remove the photo.
In a follow-up tweet, she indicated that a Riot HR member had reached out to her to discuss the issue. Riot has yet to publicly address the controversy, which quickly spread across several social media platforms. Lydia notes in the original tweet that there appears to be a policy that prevents employees from complaining about issues like this.
Yesterday, a report by Axios made it clear that a Riot Games gender discrimination lawsuit that began in 2018 and was to be settled for $100 million has been approved by a California judge. As detailed in a press release when the settlement was agreed last year, Riot employees who were identified as women who worked for the company between November 2014 and December 2021 are entitled to a lump sum of $80 million, with $20 million used for legal work. expenses.
An independent external organization will also monitor Riot to ensure that the changes are implemented. The California court will continue with the following steps as the year progresses.
This settlement follows an original $10 million settlement proposal in 2019 that was rejected by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. A document obtained by the Los Angeles Times detailed that employees who have been victims of gender discrimination could receive up to $400 million.
Dot Esports has reached out to Riot Lydia and Riot Games for comment.