Sottile Baltaxe, the legislation agency representing Sharon O’Donnell, the previous worker who named Riot Games and its CEO Nicolo Laurent in a sexual misconduct and wrongful termination lawsuit filed in January, has issued a response to the corporate’s assertion that she was a problematic worker.
In its assertion responding to the lawsuit final week, Riot Video games stated that O’Donnell, who labored on the firm as an govt assistant, “was dismissed from the corporate over seven months in the past following greater than a dozen complaints from each staff and exterior companions and after a number of teaching discussions to attempt to deal with these issues. Any suggestion in any other case is just false.”
Lawyer Michael Baltaxe of California-based legislation agency Sottile Baltaxe issued the next assertion to The Esports Observer on Sunday in response to Riot’s framing of O’Donnell’s termination from the corporate and her conduct as an worker:
“Ms. ODonnell strongly denies that her wrongful termination had something to do with complaints made by staff or exterior companions. She alleges that she was by no means made conscious of any such complaints. Nor was there any ‘teaching.’ As an alternative, there have been sexist feedback made about her ‘tone.’ She alleges that she was wrongfully terminated as a result of she refused to provide in to Nicholas Laurent’s sexual overtures. She additionally alleges that she was additionally wrongfully terminated as a result of she was a powerful girl in a male dominated sexist firm the place girls are devalued. She appears ahead to proving her case.”
The 18-page lawsuit filed in January by O’Donnell in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket claims that Laurent created a “hostile work setting” by allegedly partaking in a wide range of misconduct together with making undesirable sexual advances, and demeaning feedback about gender, amongst many different accusations listed within the grievance. O’Donnell claims that she was fired for rebuffing these advances in July 2020. O’Donnell labored with the League of Legends and Valorant developer from October 2017 to July 2020. Riot has denied all of those accusations.