Janneke Parrish was an activist trying to expose various issues at the tech giant.
Now, however, she is unemployed.
Parrish was reportedly fired for deleting files from her work device while an investigation was ongoing.
She, however, claims the termination was a retaliatory measure for her work in the #AppleToo movement.
Parrish worked in the Apple Maps division.
The #AppleToo movement was working to expose alleged “racism, sexism, inequity, discrimination, intimidation, suppression, coercion, abuse, unfair punishment, and unchecked privilege” within Apple.
Parrish was technically terminated for deleting the Google Drive, Robinhood, and Pokémon Go apps from her phone during an active investigation.
Parrish stated, “There are consequences for speaking out.
“There are consequences for doing the right thing.
“But we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.
“AppleToo is about asking Apple to do better, to end systemic discrimination, abuse, and pay inequity.”
Apple has not yet commented on the report, but one would imagine this will begin to get some traction very soon considering the seriousness of the allegations against Apple.
If the company is found to have terminated her in what amounts to be a whistleblower case, there will be some serious legal problems in Apple’s future.
Source: New York Post