Just yesterday, we heard multiple reports of sexual harassment claims from contractors who worked for Nintendo of America as game testers. Numerous claims were made, ranging from uncomfortable language all the way to stalking. If you missed the initial report, you can find it here.
Since then, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has sent an internal message to employees about the matter. Bowser said that Nintendo is actively investigating the matter, and they take the allegations very seriously. You can read the message shared with employees below.
“We have and will always investigate any allegations we become aware of, and we are actively investigating these most recent claims.
We have strict policies designed to protect our employees and associates from inappropriate conduct and expect full compliance with these policies by all who work for or with us. We have and will always investigate any allegations we become aware of, and we are actively investigating these most recent claims.
Please remember that our HR teams are here to support you. If you experience, have experienced, witness, or have witnessed anything concerning such behavior that is contrary to our Standards of Conduct, employee handbook, or Company Values, please immediately contact your HR Business Partner.”