Josh Wise by on May 13, 2022

Doug Bowser finds Nintendo contractor complaints “troubling”

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has said that he finds the recent contractor complaints at the company “troubling.”

Axios has published excerpts from an internal e-mail that Bowser sent, in which he acknowledged the reports. These have to do with what some contractors have described as a culture of exclusion at the company. Not only that, but a lack of progression opportunities for contractors, and pay complaints.

“Like many of you, the executive leadership team and I find many of these points troubling, and we are closely reviewing the content,” said Bowser.

Bowser also spoke about Nintendo’s “zero-tolerance for inappropriate conduct, including harassment, discrimination or intimidation.”

Just recently, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the previous company president, spoke on his own feelings toward the reports. He said that the reports seemed to describe a different company than the one he had left. “The reports I hear really strike me as just not the company I knew. And I’ll just leave it at that.”

“While I was at Nintendo, we routinely had meetings and events where our Associates—that’s how we referred to our contract employees—were invited.” He also mentioned inviting contract workers to “bi-monthly and quarterly lunches.”

As per Axios, the National Labor Relations Board has filed an official complaint against Nintendo. Nintendo has yet to respond publicly and officially.


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