Fired Apple employee files complaint with U.S. labor agency

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Apple logo is seen connected the Apple store astatine The Marche Saint Germain successful Paris, France July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - An Apple worker who was fired past period aft starring chap workers successful publically sharing instances of what they called harassment and favoritism has filed a complaint with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In documents related to the complaint that were viewed by Reuters, erstwhile Apple programme manager Janneke Parrish alleged that Apple fired her to stymie her efforts to signifier chap workers.

"Apple Inc. terminated Parrish's employment based upon mendacious and pretextual reasons and successful information terminated her employment successful (an) effort to nip-in-the-bud the palmy organizing run that Parrish and her coworkers established to code and redress employees' workplace concerns," Parrish wrote successful a screen missive accompanying her complaint with the labour board.

In an interrogation past month, Parrish said the iPhone shaper informed her that she had been terminated for deleting worldly connected institution instrumentality portion she was nether probe implicit the leaking of a institution municipality hallway to media. She told Reuters she denies leaking.

Apple said successful effect to the interrogation comments astatine the clip that it did not sermon circumstantial worker matters. It has said that it is "deeply committed to creating and maintaining a affirmative and inclusive workplace" and that it takes "all concerns" from employees seriously.

Apple has precocious experienced different examples of worker unrest. In September, 2 Apple employees told Reuters they had besides filed charges against the institution with the NLRB. The workers accused Apple of retaliation and halting treatment of wage among employees, among different allegations.

The NLRB investigates each charges it receives and prosecutes employers if it finds the cases person merit.

Reporting by Julia Love, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien

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