The fired # AppleToo organizer is filing a labor lawsuit against the company

Janneke Parrish, leader of the #AppletToo movement, has filed a lawsuit against the company for unfair work practices, alleging that the technology giant fired her in retaliation for organizing.

Parrish created the #AppleToo platform to help colleagues vent their concerns about Apple’s culture of “pervasive sexism” and equal pay, according to the complaint. Then in October, she was fired, allegedly for failing to comply with a workplace investigation of leaks.

Parrish says the company fired her for “false and pretentious reasons” – namely because she “spoke up about her personal experiences with the workplace and helped voice her colleagues’ concerns in a workplace where such issues are systematically addressed” has been siloed, suppressed and unaddressed. “

“It seems like all technology companies are using the same game book,” says labor lawyer Laurie Burgess. “They get rid of outspoken organizers by claiming that they are responsible for a leak without any proof or evidence that this person was actually responsible. My client denies having leaked this information.” Burgess also represents the fired and suspended Netflix organizers as well as prominent Google organizers.

This is the seventh charge of unfair work practices that has been raised against Apple since August. Last month, former senior engineering program manager Ashley Gjøvik accused Tim Cook of violating national labor law when he warned employees that “people who leak confidential information do not belong here.”

Cher Scarlett, an Apple software engineer, filed a complaint in September, claiming that the company prevented employees from participating in protected activity while trying to discuss their salaries.

An employee of the AppleCare team, Apple’s version of customer service, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 28, claiming they had been fired illegally. This charge has not been previously reported. The identity of the employee is not known at present.

The NLRB is currently investigating claims against the technology giant. If it finds that they have a profit, it can try to secure a settlement. The Labor Board can also lodge its own complaint if conciliation negotiations fail.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment The edge.

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