“Slack channels are provided to conduct Apple business and must advance the work, deliverables, or mission of Apple departments and teams,” the employee relations representative told employees.
For reference, just a few of the active internal Slack channels reported are:
- fun-dogs: 5k members
- gaming: 3k members
- fun-cats: ~3k members
- dad-jokes: 2k members
- remote-work-advocacy: 7k members
Discussing pay equity is a protected activity under federal, state, and local law,… Everyone agrees on that. For them to try and impair employees’ ability to discuss pay equity and diversity in the workplace is a clear cut act of retaliation.Vincent P. White, Employment Attorney
Organizations who think that censoring these discussions internally is a good idea, may find themselves in not only in an expensive legal battle, but a culture war the likes that seems to be unfortunately brewing at Apple.
Read more from the source: The Verge, Published by: Zoe Schiffer