Apple to make changes to ‘training and processes’ after claims of sexual harassment reports being ignored

Apple said it’s making changes after over a dozen women reported sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment — and were met with an apathetic, sometimes hostile, Human Resources team, the Financial Times reports.

The 15 women, who are both current and former employees at Apple, said they took their claims to the company’s HR unit, which is dubbed the People Team internally. However, the team primarily catered to the wishes of the managers instead of taking the women’s claims seriously, they alleged per the report. The FT reports that it viewed email exchanges showing HR turning defensive and claiming there was nothing they could do, even if the women had hard proof.

“There are some accounts raised that do not reflect our intentions or our policies and we should have handled them differently, including certain exchanges reported in this story,” Apple told the FT. “As a result, we will make changes to our training and processes.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.