Apple just fired a leader of the #AppleToo movement

apple just fired a leader of the #appletoo movement

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Apple has fired Janneke Parrish, a leader of the #AppleToo movement, amid a broad crackdown on leaks and worker organizing. Parrish, a program manager on Apple Maps, was terminated for deleting files off of her work devices during an internal investigation — an action Apple categorized as “non-compliance,” according to people familiar with the situation. The files included apps like Robinhood, Pokémon GO, and Google Drive.

Internally, some employees expressed disbelief that Parrish’s firing could be anything other than retaliation for organizing.

It’s the second time in recent months that an employee has been terminated after speaking out about Apple’s company culture. In September, the tech giant terminated Ashley Gjøvik for allegedly…

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