Uber, the ride sharing company, told employees that 20 people have been fired and investigated at least 200 more claims of discrimination and harassment.
The information was shared with all of Uber’s employees by the company’s chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey. You may recall Uber started a workplace culture internal investigation after a blog post went viral back in February, of former engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti, alleging sexism in the company.
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According to BuzzFeed, a source close to the investigation confirmed those who were fired was due to harassment, bullying or discrimination. Another independent probe by Uber led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has passed on its findings to a subcommittee of the Uber board of directors, that’s according to Bloomberg.