Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Do NOT Pay Off – Just Ask the DFEH

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Tal Burnovski Yeyni | Shareholder

January 27, 2020

We previously wrote about Riot Games’ $10,000,000 settlement of a class action lawsuit for alleged discrimination, retaliation and harassment.

Although many may consider this a generous settlement, the State of California disagrees. 

In an unusual step, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a motion with the superior court challenging the settlement as unfair.

Per the DFEH the settlement was “supported by insufficient data and inaccurate calculations” and the class of women could be entitled to “over $400 million” not $10 million.  

Both Riot and Plaintiffs’ counsel filed objections to the DFEH’s motion. Hearing on the proposed settlement and the DFEH’s objections will be held at the beginning of February.

Stay tuned. 

Tal Burnovski Yeyni is an employment defense attorney.




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