Riot Games has been suffering from harsh working conditions and sexual harassment for a while now and we learned about this about a year ago when Kotaku talked about the working conditions at the company. Employees have been planning a walkout which is reported to take place on May 5th.
Riot Games has taken some measures in which 2 out of 5 employees were kept from suing the company for harsh work environment and harassment. In such a situation, the employees have had enough and are willing to walk out of the company if a proper work environment is not provided.
Waypoint talked to a few employees and they mentioned that Riot Games promised to meet demands and be transparent about it but nothing has been done so far. The following is what the employee had to say regarding the matter:
Talk of a walkout has been brewing among a number of folks with varying levels of investment since Kotaku’s first article hit and leadership consistently promised transparency/actions to be taken and then did not deliver on that promise.
So the walkout has been in the works for a long time now and management has done nothing to make the employees happy. Riot’s chief diversity officer, Angela Roseboro responded to the situation and addressed the employees in a recent email which mentioned the following:
We’re also aware there may be an upcoming walkout and recognize some Rioters are not feeling heard. We want to open up a dialogue on Monday and invite Rioters to join us for small group sessions where we can talk through your concerns, and provide as much context as we can about where we’ve landed and why. If you’re interested, please take a moment to add your name to this spreadsheet. We’re planning to keep these sessions smaller so we can have a more candid dialogue.
Let us know what you think about the poor work environment at Riot Games and what you think the employees should do at this point.