GitHub Puts Co-Founder on Leave After Sexual Harassment Claims


The GitHub team.

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GitHub is the latest tech company to be accused of turning a blind eye to on-going sexual harassment in the work place.

After last week’s departure of engineer Julie Ann Horvath, who detailed the sexism she said she experienced at GitHub in an interview with TechCrunch, the company has put the alleged offenders on leave.

“This weekend, GitHub employee Julie Horvath spoke publicly about negative experiences she had at GitHub that contributed to her resignation,” GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath wrote in a blog post on Sunday. “I would like to personally apologize to Julie. It’s certain that there were things we could have done differently.”


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