A current Riot Games employee detailed an issue regarding the company’s response to an image shared on his personal social media account.
Riot Lydia, software engineer VALORANT Riot Games tweeted that Riot was displeased with a swimsuit photo shared by another employee on social media, forcing the photo to be taken down.
In a subsequent tweet, he noted that a member of Riot’s human resources had contacted him to discuss the matter. Riot has yet to publicly address the controversy, which has spread rapidly across multiple social media platforms. Lydia noted in her original tweet that there is a policy that prevents employees from complaining about such issues.
yesterday, Axios report A California judge has detailed a planned $100 million lawsuit over gender discrimination at the Riot Games that began in 2018. As detailed in the press release when the arrangement was agreed last yearRiot employees who identify women who worked at the company between November 2014 and December 2021 will receive a total of $80 million, with $20 million to be used for legal costs.
An external independent organization will also monitor Riot to ensure changes are implemented. The California court will continue its next steps as the year progresses.
This settlement follows the original $10 million settlement offer It was rejected by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing in 2019. document obtained by Los Angeles Times detailed that workers who were victims of gender discrimination could be entitled to up to $400 million.
Dot Esports has reached out to both Riot Lydia and Riot Games for comment.
Update 7/23/22 8:46 PM CT: A Riot spokesperson gave Dot Esports an official comment on the situation, also clarifying that Riot was not the person who posted the so-called Lydia swimsuit photo:
“Unfortunately, the referenced tweet contains some incorrect information regarding Riot’s internal policies. There is nothing that prohibits any Rioter from raising a concern if they find certain clothing offensive. In fact, we want to bring any workplace concerns from Rioters to the attention of our HR team and encourage them to be investigated as soon as possible.
Similarly, when it comes to social media content of any kind, we encourage Rioters to raise content that may be disturbing. In these cases, if the content violates our policies or conflicts with our company values, we may take action to keep Riot’s workplace safe and inclusive.
It’s hard to make a general rule about what’s allowed and what’s not on social media — there’s a lot of context and nuance to consider in each individual case — but I can assure you that there’s no blanket policy against posting bikini photos. or swimsuit photos in general. We simply expect all Rioters to use good judgment and consider context when posting, and we have accounts that include “Riot” in their username, are regularly used for Riot-related communications, or are used for higher-standard communications with Riot colleagues. rather than strictly personal accounts’.
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