Nintendo of America named in lawsuit over labor rights

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Nintendo of America has been named along with employment firm Aston Carter in a National Labor Relations Board application claiming “concerted activities” and “coercive actions” to violate an individual employee’s protected right to union.

As reported by Stephen Totilo at Axios Gaming, the complaint was filed on Friday, April 15, 2022, and although the document itself is not visible on the NLRB filing page, the allegations from an unnamed work include the following:

8 (a) (3) Discharge (including dismissal and refusal of employment (not salting))
8 (a) (1) Declarations of coercion (threats, promises of benefits, etc.)
8 (a) (1) Coordinated activities (retaliation, release, discipline)
8 (a) (1) Coercive acts (monitoring, etc.)

Aston Carter is a cross-continental staffing and recruitment company that has worked with Nintendo to fill various internal positions.

The exact details of the case in addition to the allegations mentioned above are unclear at this time and none of the companies have commented publicly at this time. An investigation will subsequently investigate the details of the charges.

The issue of workers’ rights in the video game industry has been a hot topic recently, with Activision Blizzard employees taking steps to organize themselves after harassment and discrimination case (s), which have focused on workplace issues throughout the gaming industry since their emergence. up. in 2021.

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