Riot employees stage walkout to fight toxic workplace culture

More than 150 employees at Riot Games staged a walkout yesterday. Outside of Riot’s LA offices, workers gathered to protest the company’s policies on forced arbitrations with signs and speeches in support of their colleagues.

Last year, Kotaku published an extensive report detailing a culture of sexism inside Riot. Employees are now suing Riot for gender discrimination. Riot is attempting to force two of those women into arbitration — a move that would block them from taking legal action and instead requires them to go through a private system. As noted by our sister site Vox, forced arbitration is stacked in favor of employers because it “allows companies to hide misconduct that would otherwise be made public in court.” Arbitrators are...

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