Apple fired the engineer responsible for talking about cases of harassment
Apple reportedly decided to fire senior program engineer Ashley Gjøvik, justifying the decision with the fact that the employee violated the rules regarding the disclosure of confidential information.
Gjøvik also started to be talked about for disclosing situations of harassment, surveillance and questioning the company’s security. The engineer noted that as soon as she shared tweets about harassment at the company, she also began to be the target of “retaliation and intimidation”.
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A member of Apple’s employee relations team reached out to Gjøvik saying the company was looking into a sensitive intellectual property matter and wanted to speak to her within the hour.
Hours later, Gjøvik received an email that her employment at Apple was being terminated, effective tomorrow.
— Ashley M. Gjøvik (@ashleygjovik) September 9, 2021
In reaction to these allegations, an Apple spokesman told The Verge that the company “has always been committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive work environment.”