The former employee insists that the company's late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs promised him a job for life, Bloomberg reports.
Apple dismissed Goodrich in December last year for what were described as "business reasons". He has since hit back with a lawsuit filed at The Superior Court of California, alleging breach of contract and unfair business practices.
The former Apple executive, who described himself as a "confidant, sounding board, and close adviser" to Jobs, is seeking damages for wages, benefits, the loss of restricted stock, and emotional distress.
A further allegation states that Apple forced Goodrich out to avoid paying out his restricted stock, worth around $635 per share. Executives are entitled to this when certain conditions, such as a set amount of time served, have been met.
Apple is yet to comment on Goodrich's accusations.