Riot Games will pay $100 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

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Tencent Holdings’ Riot Games has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a 2018 gender-based discrimination class-action lawsuit.

The 2018 lawsuit is with California state agencies and current and former women employees.

The company will pay $80 million to the members of the class-action suit.

The suit comprises all current and former full-time women employees and temporary agency contractors in California who worked from November 2014 to present.

An additional $20 million will be paid towards attorneys’ fees and miscellaneous expenses.

Reuters recounts that the lawsuit was filed in November 2018 by former employees Melanie McCracken and Jess Negrón.

The two alleged gender discrimination as well as sexual harassment and misconduct at Riot Games.

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