GitHub, a technology company owned by Microsoft, apologized on Sunday for what its chief operating officer, Erica Brescia, called “significant misjudgments” after outraged the dismissal of a Jewish employee for warning that “the Nazis Are among the pros – Donald Trump’s mob, which attacked the US Capitol on January 6.
“In light of these findings, we immediately changed our minds about parting ways with the employee and communicating with his employee,”
According to Insider, who first announced the dismissal, the tech company fired the employee two days after he predicted the potential Nazi links to the uprising in the company’s chat room. The message allegedly warns “be safe, Nazis are on the way”
The shooting caused immediate discontent among staff. In response, GitHub hired an outside investigation firm. The findings, released on Friday, revealed procedural errors, as a result of which the technology company offered the employee back his job, and the human resources manager resigned on Saturday.
Employees later circulated a letter asking the company to answer questions about the termination of the worker, while urging them to denounce the supremacy of whites.
In a GitHub blog on Sunday, GitHub noted that the executive acknowledged that “employees are free to express concerns about Nazis, anti-Semitism, white rule, or any other form of discrimination or harassment” in an earlier statement shared with employees.
“It was horrifying last week to watch a violent mob, including Nazis and white superiors, attack the US Capitol,” Friedman said. “The fact that these hateful ideologies managed to reach the sacred seat of our democratic republic in 2021 sucks.”