Over the last few years, we have seen sexual harassment in the workplace come to the forefront of the news. We know now that the problem runs much deeper than we ever thought and it seems that more and more people are speaking up. Today, we want to discuss a recent employee walk-out at a major game company.
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In early May, more than 150 workers at Riot Games walked out of the company’s LA headquarters. They were protesting the company’s arbitration methods of handling sexual assault claims.
You may know this company from the popular games they create, like League of Legends. However, many employees say that the company has major sexual harassment problems. The walkout was spurred by an April case In which two plaintiffs in sexual discrimination cases were forced into arbitration and a report in August that alleged inappropriate treatment towards employees.
Since then, five current and former employees have filed lawsuits alleging gender-based harassment and discrimination.
In November, there was a larger walkout of 20,000 employees at Google. The protest was over the company’s sexual misconduct allegations. These walkouts have helped change the conversations in what many consider a “bro culture” industry, one that preys on women in the workplace.
Thanks to the “Me Too” movement, we have seen more and more people, both women and men, willing to speak up and do the right thing. The Riot Games walkout is the first in the video game industry, one that has long been plagued by sexual discrimination and harassment issues.
We know that around 27% of American adult women have reported being sexually harassed in the workplace but that only 74% of people say their employers take sexual harassment seriously. That number needs to be 100%.
Nobody should ever have to put up with the following in the workplace:
They should never have to put up with non-physical harassment either, things like comments about how a person looks or anyone asking for sexual favors. All of this behavior is inappropriate and should never happen in the workplace.
One thing needs to be made clear – you do not have to tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have experienced this, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Kaufman Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you get through the next steps. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve, including:
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.