A man who claims Steve Jobs told him he'd always have a job at Apple Inc. is now suing the company for firing him late last year.
Wayne Goodrich, who was formerly in charge of executive producing Apple's public presentations and who claims to have been Jobs' "confidant, sounding board and close adviser," says that after Jobs' death he was let go by Apple for no legitimate reason.
He is suing the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company, alleging breach of contract and unfair business practices. He also seeks damages for lost restricted stock units, wages, benefits as well as for emotional distress.
"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," Goodrich said in a complaint filed in court, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.