Apple violated United States labor laws when it sent out an email warning employees about leaking confidential information about the company, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Monday in a ruling shared by Bloomberg.

Rules that Apple has established around leaks “tend to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees” from the exercise of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, says the NLRB, as do statements from “high-level executives.”

The NLRB’s decision references an employee email that was sent out by Apple CEO Tim Cook in November 2021. Cook said that people who leak confidential information about Apple “do not belong” at the company, whether they were discussing “product IP or the details of a confidential meeting.” At the time, he threatened that Apple was doing “everything in [its] power to identify those who leaked.

For more details, read the full story at MacRumors: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/30/apple-labor-law-violation-leak-email/

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