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A former Activision Blizzard employee files a labor complaint against Epic Games

Cher Scarlett, a former employee of Activision Blizzard and Apple, has filed a labor complaint with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board against Epic Games.

Scarlett alleged that the developer of Fortnite refused to hire her because of her labor protection activities and her support for the unions.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Scarlett claimed that she conducted four rounds of interviews with Epic Games between November and December 2021.

On December 8, a hiring coordinator at Epic emailed Scarlett with a “request for action” form, asking her to disclose “any efforts she makes outside of work that may coincide with her potential role in Epic”.

Scarlett filled out the form the same day, saying she was advising Apple employees in a labor movement known as “Apple Together,” and that she had also given evidence before the federal government on fair labor practices.

Two days later (December 10), Epic told Scarlett that they had decided to go with another candidate.

In response to The Washington Post, Epic Games spokeswoman Elka Looks said, “we offered the position to someone else who scored better in their interview”.

“We received the application form for external activities [de Scarlett] when we had already decided to hire for the job and made an offer to someone else. Form played no part in our decision, “said Looks.

Looks also told the Washington Post that Epic was aware of Scarlett’s work defending the action all the time, but did not influence his decision. “This candidate’s resume and application provided a link to his personal website. The website details his organizational activity, and this information did not influence our decision to proceed with the interviews.”

Scarlett also filed a complaint against Firefox maker Mozilla in February, accusing the company of not hiring her for her labor protection.

She also has three open complaints against Apple, accusing the company of attempting to stop collecting salary data, confronting workers and creating a hostile work environment that forced her to leave in November 2021.

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