Nintendo Labor Dispute Settlement Statement

Earlier this week, Nintendo – along with Ashton Carter, a recruitment agency the company works with – reached a settlement with former Nintendo of America QA worker Mackenzie Clifton about a labor dispute. Clifton filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last April.

Clifton believes they were fired after asking a question about unionization at a company meeting. However, Nintendo maintained that the decision was made since “confidential information” was leaked. Either way, the two sides have reached a settlement and Clifton will receive nearly $30,000. Nintendo must also post a notice for 60 consecutive days via email as well as on-site at its office that informs its quality assurance workers of their rights under national labor relations law.

Following the settlement reached earlier this week, Nintendo has provided a statement. You can read what the company had to say below.

“Nintendo is grateful that a resolution has been reached in the NLRB matter so that we can continue to focus on ensuring that our work environment remains welcoming and supportive to all of our employees and associates. This approach is fundamental to the values As part of the Public Policy, all parties remain obligated not to disclose Nintendo’s confidential information and trade secrets, which are critical to our development process and product offerings.