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GitHub co-founder calls it quits after alleged discrimination claim

GitHub co-founder Tom Preston-Werner has officially resigned from the company after being accused of discrimination even after no evidence was found

By Charles Gantt from Apr 21, 2014 @ 22:14 CDT

Today GitHub announced that its co-founder and president, Tom Preston-Werner has resigned his position with the company after accusations of discrimination proved to be untrue. In March, a former female enginner, Julie Ann Horvath, accused GitHub of gender discrimination, and claimed that the work environment was centered around a "boys club" that she could not seem to join. GitHub hired a third-party company to hold an independent investigation into the claim. No evidence of any discrimination was found.

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"The investigation found no evidence to support the claims against Tom and his wife of sexual or gender-based harassment or retaliation, or of a sexist or hostile work environment," GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath wrote in a blog post. "However, while there may have been no legal wrongdoing, the investigator did find evidence of mistakes and errors of judgment."

NEWS SOURCES:Cnet.com


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