Apple worker in Bengaluru alleges Islamophobia, harassment; quits after HR inaction

A person, who claimed to be a former worker at Apple India, has alleged that he was compelled to stop after dealing with office harassment, Mint reported. Khalid Parvez took to LinkedIn to share his ordeal and added that he had resigned earlier than securing a brand new placement. He accused the Apple Bengaluru workplace’s HR division of bullying and disrespect for psychological well being points.

Khalid Parvez had been working with Apple India for the previous 11 years. (LinkedIn)

He started his submit by sharing gratitude for the advantages acquired from working with the tech large. Nevertheless, after elevating a ‘grievance related to mental harassment, verbal abuse, Islamophobia and managerial errors’ with the HR for the primary time in 11 years of labor expertise, Parvez shared his disappointment over the inaction. Initially requested to ‘trust the system’, the previous gross sales supervisor wrote on the employment-focused platform that he was assured of an investigation within the matter.

“All I expected to hear was a few words of compassion – empathising with what I went through and some measures to ensure that it doesn’t happen again,” he added.

Nevertheless, after a two-month-long inquiry, Parvez was met with denial and counter-accusations from the worker relations (ER) crew, he claimed.

“Until then I assumed that my battle was against the few gentlemen that I accused…It seemed like the ER Executive was hellbent on protecting the company and management’s interest – not the employee,” he continued.

Parvez additionally alleged that the ER crew shirked their accountability by saying they’re ‘not medical experts’ to acknowledge that his psychological well being points occurred due to Apple.

“When I asked what if my mental health worsens – the ER replied saying ‘In that case, we would need a doctor’s certificate to ascertain that you are medically fit to work’,” he additional wrote.

Parvez mentioned that he realised {that a} ‘corporate cover-up’ occurred when he was knowledgeable that the allegations of Islamophobic feedback weren’t corroborated by different staff. “This is when I understood that there was never an investigation..” he added.

Parvez mentioned that he determined to place his household’s psychological well being emergency first and put down his papers the subsequent day.

Parvez additionally urged colleagues and different company employees to escalate such points and preserve asking questions in opposition to discrimination and misconduct. “And please document each and everything,” he concluded with the hashtag “Appletoo”.

Hindustan Instances couldn’t independently confirm the tweet and the person. Apple India is but to answer the allegations.

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