It’s widely known that man-on-woman sexual harassment and otherwise unfair treatment in the workplace has been far more prevalent than female-on-male, male-on-male, or female-on-female instances of sexual harassment and unfair workplace treatment. Although women still aren’t considered by many to be on the same platform or on equal footing with men, especially as far as treatment in the workplace is concerned – this consists of things like how much employees are paid and the likelihood of major companies’ boards of directors and executive suites being home to at least half females. As a matter of fact, most companies’ boards of directors and C-suites don’t even contain one-quarter female constituents.
While it is, in fact, true that men and women behave differently in the workplace – it’s also true that men and women are inherently different, as women are typically better at parenting thanks to their natural mothering tendencies and instincts, for example, meaning that they arguably shouldn’t end up being paid the same exact amount as their male counterparts – these differences aren’t nearly substantial enough to explain the modern American pay differential and the fact that most boards and C-suites contain mostly male members.
Riot Games, a major video game developer that is most widely known for “League of Legends,” has been commanded to split up at least $10 million across a cohort of female plaintiffs who were part of a class-action lawsuit that claimed they were systematically discriminated against as a direct result of their gender. It isn’t currently clear what the maximum payment amount, in total or for individual female plaintiffs, will be.
Although the aforementioned class act lawsuit was settled way, way back in August 2019, the Los Angeles Times just recently received official copies of relevant court documents from the handling of this case, including the judgement handed down by the judge who presided over the case between Riot Games and the body of allegedly-discriminated-against female employees.
Two workers – consisting of one now-former female employee of Riot Games and another who still works there – who sued the development agency on their own alleged under oath in a court of law that things like “phantom humping” and grabbing others’ crotches routinely was not dealt with and was rarely, if ever, actually punished.