Jul 11, 2018

Uber executive resigns after race discrimination probe

A senior executive at the ride-hailing firm Uber has resigned, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the firm. Officially the company isn't going into the details - but a source at the company confirmed to me the details in Reuters' report: that an investigation into how Ms Hornsey handled racial discrimination complaints was the reason she had to leave. Anonymous whistleblowers at Uber have claimed Ms Hornsey systematically dismissed internal complaints of racial discrimination. Unnamed employees also said Ms Hornsey had used discriminatory language and made derogatory comments about two fellow Uber executives. Uber said the set of complaints over racial discrimination had been properly dealt with.

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