Employees at Apple are explicitly allowed to discuss their salary

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techno.rentetan.com – Even though the corporation claims that there is no wage gap, the decision was taken in light of previous employee activities for pay fairness. After months of conflicting signals regarding whether or not Apple workers may speak about their compensation, the company has said unequivocally that they are allowed to do so.

As of Saturday, NBC News reported that the tech company has sent a message to its employees clarifying its position on these problems. Although Apple claims that there is no wage difference, this decision was taken in light of recent employee efforts over pay fairness, including the development of a series of polls and a Slack channel on the subject and the unification under the #AppleToo campaign.

Although Apple claims that pay fairness is not a problem at the corporation, federal law protects employees’ right to discuss their wages and working conditions. The New York Times and other media sites have verified the authenticity of Apple’s message.

Internal site where it was uploaded has access to around 80,000 of the company’s U.S. paid and hourly workers, according to NBC.

According to the document, “Our rules do not prohibit workers from discussing their salary, hours, or working conditions.” Any employee who has a problem about their work environment is encouraged to bring it up with their management, any Apple manager, People Support or a People Business Partner.

By the time this article was published, Gizmodo had not received a word from Apple on the authenticity of a document it had contacted on Saturday. If we get a response, we’ll post it here.

As stated in an October 2020 edition of Apple’s Business Conduct Policy, nothing in the document should be interpreted “as limiting the right of employees to speak freely” about their wages, hours, or working conditions. However, recent actions by Apple have given the impression that this is not the case, and this is contrary to what Apple stated in the policy.

Gizmodo reported in August that the corporation had thwarted three attempts to conduct an employee pay transparency survey, including one by Cher Scarlett, an Apple software developer. During that time period, the firm argued that the surveys were a misuse of employee information. According to Scarlett, Apple has “engaged in coercive and suppressive behaviour which has permitted abuse and harassment of organizers of protected concerted action.” Scarlett then filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.

Slack channels on gaming, pets, and dad jokes were permitted to continue, but a channel devoted to pay equality was removed because it didn’t fit Apple’s Slack terms of use.

According to the Verge, in September, Apple rejected a request from activists and shareholders to alter its employment agreements to make it clear that employees have the right to speak out against their terms of employment.

Withdrawing her case against Apple, Scarlett said that she was resigning and that she had reached a deal with the firm that had not been made public.