After almost 15 years with the company, former Apple executive presentation producer Wayne Goodrich was dismissed for “business reasons” – and now he’s suing the company for lost pay, benefits and emotional distress.
Goodrich claims Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died last year, promised him there would always be a job for him at Apple.
“This express promise by Steve Jobs was consistent with a practice that Steve Jobs had, acting on behalf of defendant Apple, of promising job security to certain key employees who worked directly with him for many years,” according to a lawsuit filed in San Jose, California.
Unfortunately for Goodrich, the promise he’s relying on was made in a private meeting in 2005 and so far no documentation has been mentioned.
The suit claims Apple let him go to avoid paying out on restricted stock, worth $97.40 when awarded but now sitting at more than $600 a share.
Apple has yet to comment on the lawsuit.
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