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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An Apple employee said she was fired after she led a movement among her colleagues to publicize cases of what they described as harassment and discrimination at the company on Thursday.
Apple chief software officer Jannick Parrish said the company told her on Thursday that it had been fired for deleting material on the company’s devices while it was under investigation for a leak during a meeting about the company’s business to the media. She told Reuters she denies the leak.
Parish told Reuters she deleted apps that included details of her finances and other personal information before handing her devices over to Apple as part of the investigation.
She added that she believed she was fired because of her workplace activity.
“To me, this appears to be a clear retaliation for the fact that I have been speaking out about abuses happening in my company, equal pay and, in general, our working conditions,” she said.
Apple said on Friday that it does not discuss specific employee matters.
Apple has recently seen other examples of employee discontent. Last month, two Apple employees told Reuters they had filed charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. The two employees accused Apple (NASDAQ:) of retaliation and halting wage discussion among employees, among other accusations.
(Prepared by Ahmed Sobhi for the Arab Newsletter)
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