Apple has placed senior employee on indefinite administrative leave after she tweeted about sexism in the office.
Engineering program manager Ashley Gjøvik had been ‘raising concerns with Apple employee relations about years of experiences with sexism, a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, unsafe working conditions, and retaliation, she told The Verge.
Gjøvik said the company made no effort to set boundaries and instead placed her on administrative leave and implied they did not want her on Slack where I had been vocal about my concerns with certain policies at the company, she further revealed to The Verge.
This is the second time Apple has investigated Gjøvik’s claims about sex discrimination at the company. Earlier the employee relations team closed an investigation, having found nothing wrong according to Gjøvik who later shared screenshots to explain her concerns.
Wanted to share: #Apple employee relations confirmed this #tonepolicing is totally ok feedback for me to get from my #bigtech #male leaders & not #sexist.— Ashley M. Gjøvik (@ashleygjovik) August 3, 2021
As this investigation rolls on, I've decided to start Tweeting the stuff they say is "ok." I mean, they did say it was ok? pic.twitter.com/EImLTjRTBl
Today's #Apple "employee relations said this is ok" example: I led an I&D training for my #bigtech all male mgmt team and got complaints I was "too hard on the #whiteman" and told to only talk about "#equalopportunity but not #equaloutcomes." Employee relations said that's okay.— Ashley M. Gjøvik (@ashleygjovik) August 3, 2021
Gjøvik says she was also dismissed when she expressed concerns about unsafe working conditions.
#Apple employee relation's 1st #sexism investigation only arose while I was complaining about unsafe work conditions and related #intimidation. They tried to quickly brush me off & prevented me from raising more concerns. This time, I gave them 558 pieces of evidence to review.— Ashley M. Gjøvik (@ashleygjovik) August 4, 2021
Gjøvik is however on administrative leave as Apple investigates the matter. No comment has been made by Apple on the matter so far.
So, following raising concerns to #Apple about #sexism, #hostileworkenvironment, & #unsafeworkconditions, I'm now on indefinite paid administrative leave per #Apple employee relations, while they investigate my concerns. This seems to include me not using Apple's internal Slack.— Ashley M. Gjøvik (@ashleygjovik) August 4, 2021
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