A friend of mine, a former Riot employee, who is non-binary, is being excluded from this settlement because of its gendered language. One of the ways they experienced harassment there was because others insisted on perceiving them as a woman in spite of clear communication about their personhood.
Also I seem to recall several men coming forward about their treatment at Riot, and… they also appear to be excluded? Like c’mon. This settlement did not have to be gendered here.
Even these small victories feature setbacks. Riot is still trash.
Being non-binary myself this is what I was immediately worried about I hope some game sites report on this part of this issue. Might be worth trying to reach out to Cecelia from Kotaku or Patrick (who wrote this article) and letting them know + maybe putting your friend in contact with them.
Well sure. Those lawyers know that they’re more likely to do business with the company multiple times, as opposed to the plaintiffs they are representing who will only be there for this one job. It’s the same reason that arbitration usually sides with the company as well.