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Former GitHub employee declines to return after warning people about Nazis

Earlier this year, a GitHub employee lost their job following comments warning other employees on Slack about Nazis at the attacks on the U.S. Capitol. GitHub has since performed an investigation of the incident and offered the person their job back. The person, however, declined to return to GitHub.

According to TechCrunch, the employee and GitHub reached an “amicable resolution,” though the details of that resolution have not been revealed.

A GitHub spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We offered the employee his job back immediately after reviewing the investigation findings, and he declined.”

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“Me and the company reached an amicable resolution,” said the former employee to TechCrunch. “I appreciate that they have denounced white supremacy and the dangers it poses to everybody.”

The employee warned coworkers by stating, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about.” A different employee took issue with the comment and the person warning coworkers was fired.

GitHub issued a public apology for the incident, and GitHub’s former head of HR, Carrie Olesen, resigned as part of an effort to take “personal accountability.”

The former employee shared a statement with TechCrunch. Below are a couple of exerpts:

Me and the company reached an amicable resolution. I appreciate that they have denounced white supremacy and the dangers it poses to everybody.

Keep your families and communities safe. Connect with your neighbors and local stores. Fascism and nazism succeed when we are divided. They demand that you abandon reason, that you acquiesce to power and hierarchy, and that you shun altruism. Love yourself. Support, join or create local unions. Build community. Don’t entertain nazis.

This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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