(TheRedWire.com) – Is Apple developing a pattern of retribution against people who file complaints? It appears that may be the case. In October, Apple employee Janneke Parrish said the company intimidated and harassed her for leading a movement against harassment and discrimination by company management. The Apple program manager said the company fired her during an investigation into leaked company-owned media. Now, the US Department of Labor is looking into another explosive allegation against one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies.
Exclusive: The US Department of Labor is investigating Apple over claims that it retaliated against an employee who complained of workplace harassment and unsafe working conditions https://t.co/Gx16Zdzn5w pic.twitter.com/enfCBd3dIy
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 13, 2021
Ashley Gjøvik is a 35-year-old, six-year senior program engineer for the massive company and a witness in an investigation by the Department of Labor in a complaint. In September, Apple fired her for supposedly leaking confidential information, but was it really a leak, or was she a whistleblower?
Gjøvik complained of workplace harassment and said the working conditions weren’t safe because the building sits on a superfund site. She alleges the company dismissed her under false pretenses after several complaints. Before the company fired her, she alleged Apple retaliated against her a dozen times.
Gjøvik said Apple audit committee chair Ronald Sugar was a former CEO at Northrop Grumman Corp. and presented a conflict of interest. Northrop was the company that originally oversaw the dumping of Apple’s waste material and then maintained the building site on that dump where Gjøvik worked. So, does Gjøvik have a case to make to the Department of Labor? Is there a pattern of misconduct by Apple?
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