Apple fires one more employee who urged workers to speak out

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© Andy Wong Janneke Parrish, a programme manager for Apple’s Maps, was fired after she discussed details of an internal meeting with the media. AP Photo / Andy Wong

Apple, facing mounting unrest from within its ranks, has fired an employee who helped lead a movement encouraging workers to share their concerns about the tech company.

Janneke Parrish, who worked as a programme manager for Apple’s Maps service from the Austin, Texas, area, is not at the company anymore, according to her lawyer. “I am able to confirm that she is no longer with Apple, but cannot comment further at this time,” said Vincent White, an employment discrimination attorney at White, Hilferty & Albanese.

Ms Parrish was fired after she removed apps and files from her work devices during an internal probe, according to the Verge. It’s unclear what sparked the review of Ms Parrish, but it’s possible that the former employee speaking to the media led to the investigation. Ms Parrish was quoted discussing an internal meeting in the New York Times in September.

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After that meeting, chief executive Tim Cook sent an email to employees complaining that details about the gathering had been shared with the media. Mr Cook said he’d heard from many employees who were “incredibly frustrated to see the contents of the meeting leak to reporters”, according to the memo reported on by Bloomberg News last month.

Ms Parrish, who ran for city council in Round Rock, Texas, this year, helped spearhead the #AppleToo movement, which led to Apple employees speaking out about inconsistent pay, a lack of transparency and other workplace issues.

Apple declined to comment on the specifics of the case “out of respect for the privacy of any individuals involved”.

“We are and have always been deeply committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive workplace,” the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement. “We take all concerns seriously and we thoroughly investigate whenever a concern is raised.”

Ms Parrish tweeted the Verge story about her firing on Friday, saying, “There are consequences for speaking out. There are consequences for doing the right thing.”

The #AppleToo movement is “about asking Apple to do better, to end systemic discrimination, abuse and pay inequity”, she said.

Last month, Apple fired Ashley Gjovik, a senior engineering programme manager, for what the company told her was a violation of corporate policies. Prior to departing Apple, Ms Gjovik filed complaints with state and federal agencies, including the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as the National Labour Relations Board.

Earlier this week, Ms Gjovik alleged in filings with the NLRB that Mr Cook’s email about the meeting violated the National Labour Relations Act, which protects US workers’ right to communicate with one another and engage in collective action about workplace issues.

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