Apple has recently been under fire because of allegations from an ex-employee. Apple employee Ashley Gjøvik was fired by Apple for raising her voice over workplace safety issues & sexual harassment faced at work.
Apple fires Ashley Gjøvik
Ashley Gjøvik, senior engineering project manager got fired today over “leaking sensitive company information”. She claimed on social media that Apple has flaws in workplace and employee safety. For several months now, Ashley Gjøvik has been publically posting about facing sexual allegations and harassment from seniors at Apple.
Sexual Harassment allegation on the company
“When I started to raise workplace safety issues in March, I faced retaliation and intimidation almost immediately. I started to prepare for such a thing to happen.” Gjøvik said, “I was disappointed they treat their employees like this.”
In early August Apple started to investigate this issue, and Ashley was forced to take administrative leave from the company. Finally today, she was contacted by the Team. Ashley replied to the e-mail saying she would like all the conversations to be via E-mail so that everything is written.
Apple’s reply to media
A few hours after this exchange, Apple fires Ashley Gjøvik. She broke this news on social media by herself. This story has gone viral on Twitter. So, naturally, everyone was expecting an answer from the company. Apple spokesperson Josh Rosenstock said: “We are and have been committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive working environment. We will take all problems seriously, and once problems arise, we will conduct thorough investigations. In respect of the privacy of relevant individuals, we will not discuss specific employee matters.”
So, what do you guys think about this matter? Do you think Ashley did the right thing? Share your thoughts in the comments below.