Update on Julie Horvath's Departure — from Github (github.com)

over 7 years ago from Anthony Dines, Senior Interaction Designer @ Google

  • Joshua SortinoJoshua Sortino, over 7 years ago

    It seems to me that the entire situation was caused by poorly managed HR, not just a few "sexist" employees. While sexism played an early role in the situation, Julie's synopsis left me with the impression that the co-founder's overbearing wife was the main source of the problems.

    I just wish these issues could have been settled privately instead of publicly. It sucks for everyone when it comes to this. :(

    5 points
    • Andrew LiebchenAndrew Liebchen, over 7 years ago

      The wife may have been the source of the problem, but the organization's inability to recognize and deal with that problem is one of the core issues.

      0 points
    • Gonçalo MoraisGonçalo Morais, over 7 years ago

      Exactly my thoughts.

      1 point
    • Tim GauthierTim Gauthier, over 7 years ago

      yup, great work. Shame it escalated to this. I wonder why legal wasn't involved earlier.

      Honestly it sounds like a case of abuse, its hard to reach outside that bubble, especially when you isolate yourself thinking that there are spies etc in the company. I've seen this tactic used by Human traffickers and people who exploit people. The idea of making someone think that even the law is against you. It is a shame she was bullied and hurt so badly. I honestly hope that somehow she can get further help beyond just a new job. Actual counselling and help in regards to the situations she was in. She will probably have problems with any situations that are similar in the future.

      2 points