Based on statements made by business leaders and rules placed on employees, the US National Labor Relations Board prosecutors concluded that Apple had been infringing on labor rights. The NLRB asserts that Apple’s “many work regulations” frequently obstruct or pressure its employees from exercising their labor rights.
Apple’s CEO stated in an email issued in September 2021 that the business was “doing everything in our ability to find those who leaked” and that “those who leak confidential information do not belong here.”
Cook’s email was written, according to Bloomberg, in response to “public stories about a company-wide internal meeting the preceding week where management heard queries about subjects like pay equity and Texas’ anti-abortion law.” At first, the business opted not to respond to the NLRB’s charges. Later, a lawyer for Apple claimed that the business “fosters an open and inclusive work environment.”
Administrative law judges will now examine the NLRB prosecutors’ accusations, and the decisions can then be appealed to the labor board members in Washington. The government can require Apple to amend its labor policies, but it is unable to penalize the firm or its leaders.