Fired Apple Employee Janneke Parish has Filed a Complaint with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board
An Apple employee who was fired last month after leading fellow workers in publicly sharing instances of what they called harassment and discrimination has filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In documents related to the charge that were viewed by Reuters, former Apple program manager Janneke Parrish alleged that Apple fired her to stymie her efforts to organize fellow workers.
Parrish wrote in a cover letter accompanying her charge with the labor board: "Apple Inc. terminated Parrish’s employment based upon false and pretextual reasons and in fact terminated her employment in (an) attempt to nip-in-the-bud the successful organizing campaign that Parrish and her coworkers established to address and redress employees’ workplace concerns."
In an interview last month, Parrish said that Apple informed her that she had been terminated for deleting material on company equipment while she was under investigation over the leaking of a company town hall to media. She told Reuters she denies leaking.
Apple said in response to the interview comments at the time that it did not discuss specific employee matters. It has said that it is "deeply committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive workplace" and that it takes "all concerns" from employees seriously. For more, read the full Reuters report.
Janneke Parrish had been with Apple for a little over 5 years, according to her LinkedIn profile.