Nintendo is no stranger to legal matters, for various reasons. However, they usually aren’t as big as this. You see, an unnamed worker has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB. The complaint alleges that Nintendo, as well as a firm it uses for hiring contractors called Aston Carter, violated their legally protected right to unionize.
According to the complaint, filed on Friday, Nintendo and Aston Carter engaged in “concerted activities” and made “coercive actions” against the worker, and even interfering with their legally protected right to organize. The exact details are not clear, as the publicly released version of the complaint doesn’t include that. However, Axios speculates that the allegations may include “claims of surveillance, threats, retaliation and either a layoff or refusal to hire”.
The complaint was filed in Washington state. Since this is where Nintendo of America‘s headquarters are, it’s very likely that this is strictly an issue with Nintendo of America. According to Axios, Nintendo and Aston Carter didn’t respond to any requests for press comments at this time.