Tencent Holdings, owner of Riot Games, has been forced by California state agencies to pay $100 million to settle a gender-based discrimination class-action lawsuit from 2018. The lawsuit was brought by California state agencies and current and former women employees.
Riot Games said it will pay $80 million to the members of the class-action suit, comprising all current and former full-time women employees and temporary agency contractors in California who worked from November 2014 to present.
In addition a fine of $20 million will be paid to cover attorney fees and miscellaneous expenses, according to the League of Legends developer
The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 by now-former employees Melanie McCracken and Jess Negrón, alleging gender discrimination as well as sexual harassment and misconduct at Riot Games, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The suit was followed by two inquiries led by California state agencies, the reported added.