Friday, August 5, 2022

Silicon Valley sparks #MeToo wave, accuses Apple of not handling ‘sexual harassment complaints’ properly

The Financial Times reported today that 15 women have been chargedAppleThe company (Apple) did not properly settle claims made while at worksexual harassmentAppeal.

AFP is quoted by the Financial Times as saying that the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has rocked Silicon Valley with sexual harassment or sexism scandals, leading to a change in male-dominated culture, attitudes and behavior in the technology industry. Action is being taken for ,

The 15 current and former employees who accused Apple said they were either being retaliated by the company or had received disappointing or unfavorable feedback from the company.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but it told the Financial Times that it was working to investigate the sexual harassment claims and insisted it would improve employee training.

One of the complainants mentioned in the Financial Times report is Megan Mohr, who was inspired by the #MeToo movement to file a complaint with Apple in 2018 over a male co-worker taking advantage of her poor sleep after two nights of drinking. was accused of. When she was dressed and took a photo, took off her top and bra.

Moore and Human Resources, after studying her complaint, reportedly believed the male employee’s actions may have been a crime, but did not violate any company policy within its scope.

The report also mentioned that Moore left Apple in January this year after working for 14 years, and now the company needs to seriously review its policies.

The report also mentions another complainant, Jayna Whitt, who wrote in a blog post that her romantic relationship with an Apple lawyer colleague had turned sour and dangerous.

Witt stated that the person was emotionally unstable and was physically violent and emotionally abusive; Witt said that when he told Apple, the company advised him to only call the police if he felt unsafe.

Witt said in a blog post that he complained to the company about the man’s behavior, only to be reprimanded because the company believed he should not let his personal matters affect his work.

Apple employs about 165,000 people worldwide, of which the 15 female employees interviewed by the Financial Times are only a small fraction.

Apple isn’t the only big tech company facing complaints of abuse of power or misappropriation, with American gaming giant Activision Blizzard and U.S. gaming giants.Tesla(Tesla) is also plagued by related lawsuits.


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