Demoting women who had similar qualifications to their female counterparts was also an alleged issue mentioned in the lawsuit along with another goal where the plaintiffs want to stop Riot from "creating, encouraging, and maintaining a work environment that exposes its female employees to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of their gender or sex".
Riot Games has been sued by one current and one former employee and has been accused of "endemic gender-based discrimination and fostering a "men-first" environment".
"Like many of Riot Games' female employees, Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women", the lawsuit said.
McCracken states that for the past five years that she has worked for Riot Games, she was also denied promotions, which she ascertains are due to her gender, and not her capabilities. "Women who do not join in these adolescent humour jokes are classified as "snobby" and unwilling to fit in with the company". Riot did not immediately respond to Kotaku's request for comment about the lawsuit.More news: Fossil Sport watch announced with Wear 3100 and ultra lightweight body
Negron alleges in the suit that roughly six months after taking a job at Riot in 2015, her manager left the company and she took on his responsibilities, with no increase in pay.
Notable examples of the company's "bro humor" and sexual objectification of women include an ongoing email chain ranking "Riot Games Hottest Women Employees".
Basic work dynamics were said to have suffered as well, with the plaintiffs saying women were frequently talked over during meetings and had their ideas dismissed.
In 2017, McCracken took on yet another position that had her working with Riot Games' top three employees, COO Scott Gelb, CEO Nicolo Laurent and president Dylan Jadeja.More news: Pakistan vs New Zealand - Highlights & Stats
Furthermore, Negron claimed that "in just one month, she counted that her male colleagues at Riot used the word "dick" over 500 times", and one of Negron's supervisors said that "diversity should not be a focal point of the design of Riot Games' products because gaming culture is the last remaining safe haven for white teen boys".
"While we do not discuss the details of ongoing litigation, we can say that we take every allegation of this nature seriously and investigate them thoroughly".
In response to the complaint, Riot Games noted that it is "committed to a deep and comprehensive evolution of our culture to ensure Riot is a place where all Rioters thrive". "We've shared our progress here".
The demands call for Riot to not only provide monetary compensation for lost wages, but also a change to the company's social culture to prevent the cycle of discrimination and harassment from continuing. Both plaintiffs are seeking damages over multiple allegations of discrimination and harassment as well as what they say are violations of California's Equal Pay Act.More news: Lakers sign Tyson Chandler