More than 100 Riot Games employees walked out of work yesterday to protest the company’s attempt to force sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits into arbitration. This week, the studio behind League of Legends — home to a culture of sexism and harassment, according to a 2018 investigation — said it would allow new workers to opt out of forced arbitration. But staffers are demanding an end to the practice for all “past, current, and future Rioters.”
Is this a trend in the tech world? Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber and Lyft have all either ended forced arbitration or have committed to doing so.