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Nintendo is accused of laying off employees because it is unionized

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A complaint filed by a former Nintendo employee with the National Labor Relations Board accuses the company of wrongful termination because of the employee’s supportive labor organization.

According to the filing (thanks, Axios), the employee discussed wages and other employment conditions, and to stop further discussion among employees, Nintendo fired the employee.

The person who filed the complaint also states that Nintendo intervened, prevented and coerced its employees from exercising their right to discuss unions by participating in monitoring or appearing to be monitoring employees’ union activities .

If so, then Nintendo’s actions violate the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. This federal law grants employees the right to form or join labor unions and permits employees to engage in, or not engage in, protected, coordinated activities to address or improve labor conditions.

Since news of the allegations broke, former Nintendo employees to have talked about others unfair or what might be considered shady practices by the company.

In a statement to Polygon, a Nintendo spokesman said he was aware of the allegation and was cooperating with the NLRB-led investigation. However, the company also stated that the employee in question was terminated “for disclosure of confidential information and for no other reason”.

Nintendo further stated that there were “no known attempts to unionize” or similar activity.

https://www.vg247.com/nintendo-accused-of-firing-employee-for-supporting-unionization Nintendo is accused of laying off employees because it is unionized

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