• GitHub reverses course, cites 'significant errors of judgement' in firing of Jewish employee

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement GitHub said Sunday that it should not have fired a Jewish employee and that it is offering him his job back after hundreds of his colleagues protested the decision.
    The Microsoft-owned company terminated the employee two days after he suggested in an internal chat room that "Nazis" were among the rioters who breached the US Capitol on January 6, Insider first reported .
    The employee told Insider that GitHub's HR department reprimanded him for a Slack message he wrote on the day of the insurrection: "stay safe homies, Nazis are about."
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  • GitHub's head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee

    GitHub's head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    A GitHub internal investigation has revealed the company made “significant errors of judgment and procedure” in the firing of the Jewish employee who cautioned his coworkers about the presence of Nazis in the DC area on the day of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
    In a blog post today, GitHub COO Erica Brescia said the company's head of HR took full responsibility for what happened and resigned from the company yesterday.
    “In light of these findings, we immediately reversed the decision to separate with the employee and are in communication with his representative,” Brescia said in the...
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