Apple will no longer prevent us from speaking out about workplace harassment and discrimination issues. As originally reported Financial Times. Company He shared the news Following a review of Apple’s non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), it previously excluded language surrounding discussion of working conditions.
Under the heading “Our Commitment to an Open and Collaborative Workplace,” Apple says, “Employees have the right to speak freely about their workplace conditions, including harassment and discrimination.” An independent reviewer found only rules that “in limited cases” could be interpreted as “restricting a person’s ability to speak about such behavior,” and “Apple has committed to not enforcing those restrictions and to making improvements and clarifications.” .” The company already includes language from California’s Silent No More law in severance agreements for employees across the United States.
Apple’s use of hiding clauses came under scrutiny after #AppleToo organizer and former Apple engineer Cher Scarlett. He left the company and alleged involvement “In coercive and repressive action that implemented the abuse and harassment of the organizers of the protected concerted action.” as As indicated by a statement from The one inside, Scarlett said Apple had refrained from talking in detail about leaving the company as part of the separation agreement. months later, The Committee of Treasurers made the call The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Apple is using its NDAs to silence workers.
“We are pleased to share that Apple has released its statement and plans to end the use of non-disclosure clauses in employee contracts for both domestic and international workers,” said Nia Impact Capital. He writes on Twitter, noted that contract employees are also included. “This is a new revolution for the technology industry.”