A key co-initiator of #AppleToo stops at Apple: Developer Cher Scarlett is leaving the company on Friday after an agreement has apparently been reached with Apple. The “matter has been settled in confidence,” Scarlett’s lawyer told the financial news agency Bloombergwithout giving details of the settlement. In return, the developer withdrew her complaint to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Wage equity surveys failed
Scarlett had tried several times to conduct internal surveys on pay equity, but this was prevented by Apple’s HR department, including with reference to data protection. She is one of the co-initiators of the #AppleToo movement, which opposed the all-encompassing culture of secrecy at Apple and wanted to disclose discrimination and harassment. Apple’s management took active measures against the organization among employees, it said in the now withdrawn NLRB complaint by the developer.
Two other employees who had publicly reported about internal grievances at Apple have since been laid off by the company, how Bloomberg notes. You have also filed complaints with the labor protection agency, which are still ongoing. Apple had referred to the disclosure of internal information as the reason for the evictions.
Apple against leaks
After Apple employees spoke out in public for the first time in the summer about harassment at work and the Group’s culture of secrecy, Apple boss Tim Cook warned employees in an internal memo in September that action would be taken more sharply against information leaks and that leaks would be identified among employees. Those who pass on information have no business with Apple. Before that, detailed information about an internal company-wide event had leaked out. Cook was also annoyed in the letter that many details of the iPhone 13 were known in advance.