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Apple fires Janneke Parrish, leader of the #AppleToo movement

2021-10-16T11:10:03.951Z

She denounced discrimination at Apple and urged others to do the same. Now Janneke Parrish has been released according to her own statements. That "feels a lot like retaliation," she says.



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Apple has fired Janneke Parrish, one of the faces of the so-called #AppleToo movement.

Parrish said the tech company resigned her after wiping data from her work equipment while an internal investigation was ongoing.

The internal investigation related to the dissemination of information from a works meeting to the media.

Parrish denied this accusation to the Reuters news agency: "For me, this is clearly retaliation for publicly speaking out about abuse at my employer, as well as wage inequality and our working conditions in general."

Employees started a campaign against “racism, sexism, inequality, discrimination, intimidation, oppression, coercion, abuse, unfair punishments and open privileges” in the group under the catchphrase #AppleToo.

According to the activists, internal attempts to change something had previously failed.

Parrish had also called on other employees to publicly share incidents of discrimination and harassment in the company.

“I was very vocal, I was very public.

I did not shy away from associating my name and face with #AppleToo, "she told the British newspaper" Guardian ".

The dismissal felt "a lot like retaliation for having the courage to speak up."

Apple said the company does not comment on the issues of specific employees.

dab / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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