Nobody should have to worry about sexual harassment in a hostile work environment when they head to work each day. Unfortunately, we know that this occurs regularly in the US. The #MeToo movement has highlights so many areas of the work culture that need fixing. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our team is ready to help anyone who has been discriminated against at work. Today, our Los Angeles sexual harassment attorneys want to discuss a recent class-action lawsuit against an LA game company.
What happened in this case?
Riot Games, the makers of the popular game League of Legends, has been facing a hard time lately. In May, more than 150 of their employees walked out of their offices in LA in protest. They were attempting to draw attention to what the workers called a “sexist corporate culture” at the company. They also condemned the forced arbitration for employees that filed a class-action lawsuit early in 2019.
The class-action lawsuit has now been settled. While the details of the settlement have not been disclosed, one attorney for the plaintiffs said, “This is a very strong settlement agreement that provides meaningful and fair value to class members for their experiences at Riot Games.”
Riot Games CEO, Nicolo Laurent, said, “We are grateful for every Rioter who has come forward with their concerns and believe this resolution is fair for everyone involved.”
The video game industry has long been under fire for a culture that treats women poorly, and it is still male-dominated. This class-action settlement sends a message to others in the industry that they better get their workplace in order, or they could face similar actions.
What is workplace sexual harassment?
The most common ways we see sexual harassment in the workplace include:
- Physical harassment – this can include a variety of activities, including:
- Any unwanted touching of the body, hair, or clothing
- Kissing or hugging that is unwanted
- Stroking or patting behaviors
- Massaging of the neck or shoulders
- Brushing against someone
- Standing too close to a person
- Verbal harassment – this can include things like comments about what a person is wearing, asking for sexual favors, and discussion of sexual activity.
- Non-verbal harassment – this can include intimidating someone by standing in the doorway or too close to them, staring at a person, or making sexual gestures.
How can we help your case move forward?
Have you faced sexual harassment in the workplace that your supervisors refuse to do anything about? If so, you have options. You have a voice. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we want to be your advocate. We do not think anyone should have to put up with sexual harassment in the workplace, and we will work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reinstatement if necessary
- Compensation for any needed counseling
- Punitive damages against those responsible