Riot Games refuses to budge on arbitration for ongoing employee lawsuits, despite mass walkout

League of Legends maker Riot Games will continue to insist on forced arbitration in its currently-ongoing gender discrimination lawsuits, despite a dramatic protest at its LA studio last week.

More than 150 staff walked out of work at Riot’s Los Angeles campus on Tuesday 7th May to protest the company’s handling of ongoing staff lawsuits and a studio “bro” culture labelled as systemically sexist by Kotaku‘s recent investigation.

“Ultimately, given the complexities of ongoing litigation, we will not change our employee argeements while in active litigation,” a Riot Games spokesperson told Bloomberg today. “We know not everyone agrees with this decision, but we also know everyone does want Riot to continue to improve.”

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Source: Eurogamer Riot Games refuses to budge on arbitration for ongoing employee lawsuits, despite mass walkout