Riot Games Sex Discrimination Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A settlement has been reached in three California actions against Riot Games, Inc., Riot Games Direct, Inc., Riot Games Merchandise, Inc., and Riot Games Productions, Inc., alleging that the companies committed equal pay violations, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation, and other workplace violations. The complaint were filed by two California government agencies, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and private plaintiffs.

Docket Number:

18STCV03957, 18STCV03957, and 18STCV03957

Company: Riot Games, Inc.

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: November 6, 2014 to December 27, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: December 5, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 4, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to submit a claim form or provide proof. If you disagree with the calculations in the class notice that was sent to you, you should submit a dispute along with any documentation that supports your claim.


You may be eligible if you are a current or former female Riot employee, temporary agency contractor, or temporary agency contractor who applied for a permanent position, who worked for Riot in California, between November 6, 2014 and December 27, 2021. “Female” means persons who have self-identified as female or who have not identified a gender but who has a “female-identifying name.”

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefit: (1) Minimum payment: $2,500-$5,000, depending on whether you were an employee or a temporary agency contractor (paid regardless of whether you exclude yourself). (2) Employees: $15,000-$35,000. (3) Temporary contractors: $5,000-$10,000. (4) Those who worked as an employee in or before 2015: Additional $40,000. (5) Additional payment based on number of months worked. Payments may be reduced if you have already received money from a settlement or severance agreement with Riot. Payments may also increase or decrease depending on the final class size, and may increase if the court awards less than $20 million in fees to the attorneys and claims administrator.

Total Settlement Amount: $100,000,000 total, with a minimum of $80,000,000 in the settlement fund

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
California Civil Rights Department (formerly, Department of Fair Employment and Housing)
Genie Harrison Law Firm, APC

Case Name:

Settlement Website: Riot Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rust Consulting
Claims Administrator
920 2nd Ave S
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
1-(800) 589-1423

Tags: Civil Rights, Equal Pay, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation for Complaints, Sexual Harassment