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UPDATE: Unpaid intern receives payment following suit against Sony

Erik Johnson
UPDATE: Unpaid intern receives payment following suit against Sony

Sony has settled in a lawsuit brought against the company by former intern Chris Jarvis.

The Independent reports Jarvis will receive £4,600 for his services with Sony, after reporting the firm to the British customs authority.

Jarvis was hired by SCE Cambridge in 2012 to perform unpaid intern duties; only instead Jarvis claims he was asked to work around eight hours a day, five days a week for three months as a tester on the studio’s in-development titles.

He was allegedly told that his intern status effectively made him a volunteer employee by his bosses, and was thus not due compensation.

A case was scheduled to be heard in front of a tribunal, but Sony opted to settle outside of court – awarding Jarvis £1,000 more than what he originally filed suit for.

UPDATE: An MCV commenter points out that Sony originally tried to get Jarvis to sign a gagging order as part of the settlement, but apparently dropped the requisite prior to the terms being officialy agreed upon. Apologies for the oversight.

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Tags: Sony , Lawsuits , MCV USA , intern

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