Apple: Apple dismisses the leader of the #AppleToo movement for “deleting these apps”

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NEW DELHI: Apple has reportedly fired Janneke Parrish, a leader of the #AppleToo movement. According to a report in The Verge, Parrish, a program manager at Apple Maps, was fired for deleting files from her work devices during an internal investigation – an action Apple has categorized as a “non-compliance”. Quoting sources who are aware of the matter included files Apps like Robinhood, Pok√©mon GO and Google Drive. It’s not clear how these apps were related to the company’s investigation into Parrish.
The #AppleToo movement is believed to have been created to allow Apple employees to share stories about harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Apple employees who wish to submit such stories can still do so through the #AppleToo website.
Parrish is the second #AppleToo movement employee to be laid off in the past few months. Apple reportedly fired Ashley Gjovik in September for allegedly leaking confidential information. Gjovik is said to have filed several charges with the NLRB related to Apple’s treatment. She also claimed that Apple was CEO Tim cookThe anti-leak memo could violate US labor law.
Days after Apple’s latest generation iPhone, the iPhone 13 series, was launched, Cook sent an email to the company’s staff saying that those who leak the internal memos are not Apple.
Here is the full text of Cook’s email as it appeared in The Verge.
Read the full transcription from Cook’s email:
Dear Team,
It was great to get in touch with you at the global staff meeting on Friday. There was a lot to celebrate, from our remarkable new product range to our value-oriented work on climate change, racial justice and data protection. It was a good opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and have a discussion about what was preoccupying you.
I am writing today because I have heard from so many of you that they were incredibly frustrated when the contents of the meeting were leaked to reporters. This happens after a product launch where most of the details of our announcements were also passed on to the press.
I want you to know that I share your frustration. These opportunities to network as a team are really important. But they only work if we can trust that the content will stay with Apple. I want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to identify those who have leaked. As you know, we do not tolerate the disclosure of confidential information, be it product IP or the details of a confidential meeting. We know the leakers represent a small number of people. We also know that people who disclose confidential information don’t belong here.
Looking ahead, I want to thank you for everything you have done to make our products a reality and get them into the hands of customers. Yesterday we released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8, and on Friday we’re introducing the world to some of our incredible new products. There is nothing like that. We will continue to measure our contribution in terms of the lives we change, the connections we have and the work we do to make the world a better place.
Thanks very much,
Tim

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