US Department of Labor opens investigation against Apple

The US Department of Labor has launched an investigation against Apple for alleged retaliation in the workplace.

US Department of Labor, Apple Inquiry

The US Department of Labor did not provide details of the investigation, but the Financial Times says former Apple employee Ashley Gjovik received a letter on Dec. 10 confirming the investigation. Gjovik was fired from Apple in September for allegedly disclosing confidential information. Gjovik has repeatedly complained on Twitter about the continued harassment and unsafe working conditions at Apple, and always said she was fired under false pretenses.

Apple told the Financial Times that it was “Deeply committed to creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive work environment”. The company also said it was taking “All concerns seriously” and thoroughly investigated the complaint.

In recent weeks, several Apple employees have criticized the working conditions and expressed their frustrations with the #AppleToo group.

In September, Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail and human resources, encouraged employees who were struggling to speak to their superiors to help the company investigate every complaint.

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