Dota 2, Half-Life and Portal creator Valve has been struck with a $3.1 million lawsuit from a former staff member who claims she was discriminated against for being transgender.
The anonymous litigant was reportedly called ‘it' by her supervisor following sex reassignment surgery in 2012, resulting in a ‘hostile work environment', according to documents obtained byPolygon.
The suit also claims that the worker was fired within days of issuing a complaint to Valve's HR department over unpaid fan translators, criticising the company for exploiting people who were interested in their products to provide translation services for free”.
Valve has denied all of the allegations and asked for the case to be dismissed.
Develop has more details.