An Apple program manager who posted anonymous stories of discrimination suffered by colleagues at the tech giant has been canned, according to reports.
Janneke Parrish, an Austin employee who worked on Apple Maps, is the head of #AppleToo, an online group that has posted stories of alleged “racism, sexism, inequity, discrimination, bullying, repression, coercion, abuse, unfair punishment and unchecked privileges” faced by Apple employees.
She was fired last week for deleting files – including Google Drive, Robinhood, and Pokemon Go apps – from her work device during a company investigation, according to The Verge.
In a TweeterParrish, 30, hinted that she was fired in retaliation for her work with #AppleToo.
“There are consequences to speaking out. There are consequences to doing the right thing, ”she said. “But we’re doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. #AppleToo is about asking Apple to do better, to end systemic discrimination, abuse and wage inequality.
CEO Tim Cook cracked down on the leaks, story employees in September: “People who disclose confidential information do not belong” to the secret technology giant.
Apple did not immediately return a request for comment.