GitHub's hiring supervisor is stepping down in response to the termination of a Jewish worker

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An internal GitHub investigation found that the company committed "significant errors of judgment and procedure" in dismissing the Jewish employee who warned employees of the Nazi presence in the DC area on the day of the Uprising in the United States Capitol .

In a blog post today, Erica Brescia, COO of GitHub, said the company's HR manager took full responsibility for what happened and left the company yesterday. GitHub has not disclosed the name of the person who stepped down, but it is common knowledge that Carrie Olesen was the head of human resources at GitHub.

In a tweet, Gia Colosi, Senior Director Global HR Services at GitHub, made some comments about the company and the HR department last night. This tweet has since been deleted, but the screenshot is below.

Credit: Screenshot / Twitter

In a later tweet, she continued, "Women are in human resources to clean up men's clutter. I'm tired and tired."

Meanwhile, GitHub said it "reversed its decision to part ways with the employee" and is speaking with its representative.

"We would like to say publicly to the employee: We apologize sincerely," said Brescia in the blog post

After the laid-off employee in Slack made a comment saying, "Stay safe, homies, Nazis are around," one employee took offense and said that this type of rhetoric is not good for work, said me the former employee before. He was fired two days later and a human resources representative cited "behavior that is not conducive to corporate policy" as the reason for his termination.

In an interview with TechCrunch earlier this week, the now former employee said he was seriously concerned about his employees in the area, in addition to his Jewish family members. During that interview, he said he was not interested in getting his job back, but in other forms of reconciliation.