Employee files complaint against Apple on NLRB

Apple refused to comment on the employee matters

Employee files complaint against Apple on NLRB

An Apple employee on Thursday confirmed that she filed to the US National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) a complaint against Apple alleging threats and promises of benefits. Cher Scarlett, a principal software engineer at Apple, made the confirmation on a tweet, which she said was for violations of the National Labour Relations Act.

Prior to this, Scarlett called on fellow Apple employees who were told to not participate in the wage transparency survey to reach out to her or the NLRB Oakland office.

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Scarlett is regarded as the face of the #AppleToo Movement, a collective of current and former employees of the iPhone manufacturer who seek to expose the racism, discrimination, harassment, and other workplace issues at the Apple workplace.

"When our stories are collected and presented together, they help expose persistent patterns of racism, sexism, inequity, discrimination, intimidation, suppression, coercion, abuse, unfair punishment, and unchecked privilege," the group said on its website.

Apple is currently facing two complaints at the NLRB, with the first one filed on August 26, alleging retaliation, discipline, and discharge, CNet reported.

The board said it will investigate all charges filed with the agency and will broker a settlement or pursue legal action if the complaint has merit.

Apple, meanwhile, told Reuters that it will not comment on specific employee matters, but it is taking the concerns seriously.

"We take all concerns seriously and we thoroughly investigate whenever a concern is raised and, out of respect for the privacy of any individuals involved, we do not discuss specific employee matters," Apple said as quoted by CNet.

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