(Bloomberg) -- Cher Scarlett, an Apple Inc. employee who created a protest movement within the company over pay transparency and other workplace issues, is leaving the iPhone maker after reaching a settlement.
Scarlett wouldn’t provide details about the settlement, but her lawyer said she is requesting a withdrawal of her complaints filed with the National Labor Relations Board as part of the agreement. Scarlett filed charges related to concerns over pay equity, and has also complained about a lack of remote work policies.
“The matter was settled privately and the request for withdrawal is pending before the board,” Scarlett’s lawyer, Alek Felstiner, told Bloomberg News. “We hope the crucial organizing work at Apple will continue.”
Scarlett said her departure from Apple was voluntary and that her last day is Friday. Other Apple workers who publicly raised concerns about working conditions -- including Ashley Gjovik and Janneke Parrish -- were fired after speaking out. Apple said both of those former employees were terminated for sharing private information.
For several months, Scarlett had led a movement inside Apple via Slack channels and other forms of social media that came to be known as #AppleToo -- a riff on #MeToo. It led to numerous staffers speaking out online about conditions, both publicly and anonymously. The protest was a rarity inside a company known for keeping employees quiet about their work.
Apple declined to comment about Scarlett’s departure. The company has said previously it doesn’t comment on specific cases “out of respect for the privacy of any individuals involved.”
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