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Snail Games hit with race discrimination lawsuit

A former director at the U.S. branch of Chinese company Snail Games has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging unlawful dismissal due to "race discrimination."
A former director at the U.S. branch of Chinese company Snail Games has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging unlawful dismissal due to "race discrimination." In documents obtained by Gamasutra, former Snail Games director of Game Operations David Runyan claims that he was fired from the company, in part, because he was a white American, and says that CEO Shi Hai discriminated against those of his employees who were not Chinese. "Shi Hai discriminated against Mr. Runyan because Mr. Runyan was not Chinese," reads the complaint. "Shi Hai questioned Mr Runyan's decisions far more than he did the Chinese employees' decisions." As a result, Runyan alleges that when he suffered a back injury in July 2013, and requested time off work to get better, Hai sent him two angry emails stating that he did not believe him, and that he was fired. Runyan claims that he was terminated because of his race. He is now looking to claim damages and wages owed. Gamasutra contacted Snail Games regarding the lawsuit, but received no response.

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