Apple Reportedly Dismissed another Employee for making Internal Matters Public which is against Company Policy
In August Patently Apple reported on Apple's new rebellious culture and in September we reported on Apple firing Ashley Gjøvik, a senior engineering project manager who had a long history of publicly criticizing the company's culture of work.
Today, Bloomberg is reporting that has reportedly fired another employee, Janneke Parrish, who worked as a program manager for Apple’s Maps service from the Austin, Texas and who helped lead a movement encouraging workers to share their concerns about the company.
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 Parrish, but it’s possible that the former employee speaking to the media led to the investigation. Parrish was quoted discussing an internal meeting in the New York Times in September.
After that meeting, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook sent an email to employees complaining that details about the gathering had been shared with the media. Cook said he’d heard from many employees who were incredibly frustrated to see the contents of the meeting leak to reporters.
Cook added that "We also know that people who leak confidential information do not belong here." That was clearly a message that Parrish decided to purposely ignore by talking to the NY Times.
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.