Of which $ 80 million is intended as compensation for more than 2,300 current and former employees, as the company and the California authorities announced on Monday evening (local time).
The remaining $ 20 million will be used to pay legal fees for the women. The agreement has yet to be approved by a court.
The allegations against the computer game developer were loud in 2018. Initially, two women denounced discrimination, sexual harassment as well as sexist and insulting statements in everyday work at Riot Games and sued the company.
Women could be entitled to 400 million
The computer game developer initially wanted to settle the class action with a payment of ten million dollars. But then the California authorities intervened. They argued the women affected could be entitled to a total of $ 400 million.
The $ 100 million settlement now reached provides payments for all women who worked for Riot Games in California from November 2014. The company said on Monday that after the allegations became known three years ago, it had “corrected course” and worked on a “better” Riot Games. “While we’re proud of how far we’ve come since 2018, we also have to take responsibility for the past.”
Complaints in the industry are increasing
Only at the beginning of the year were allegations of sexual misconduct against Riot Games boss Nicolo Laurent loud. An independent investigation commissioned by the company in March concluded that there was no evidence to support the allegations.
The number of complaints about the way women are treated in the industry has increased in recent years. In the summer, Call of Duty developer Activision Blizzard was shaken by allegations of discrimination and harassment of female employees.