Apple sued by former Jobs confidant

Apple sued by former Jobs confidant

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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