Uber fires more than 20 employees amid sexual harassment claims

Uber fires more than 20 employees amid sexual harassment claims

Uber fires more than 20 employees amid sexual harassment claims

The claims came from employees worldwide, but the majority were raised by employees in San Francisco, where Uber is headquartered. At a staff meeting on Tuesday, employees were notified that 215 harassment claims had been investigated.

And confidential helpline for employees is also being offered by Uber so they can report concerns and has implemented a system to log and track all complaints.

The firm's report will factor into to Holder and Albarran's larger investigation into Uber's cultural problems, which will include recommendations for how the ride-hail giant can prevent future cases of harassment and discrimination from occurring.

A source told the Los Angeles Times that the firings came after the results from the investigation done by Perkins Coie. There were 215 claims that were investigated, 100 of which required no action, the person confirmed.

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Levandowski, a former Google engineer, let the company to set up his own autonomous trucking company, Otto, that was quickly bought by Uber for $680m in 2016.

Fowler said she had been sexually harassed by her manager - and that Uber's human resources team had ignored the incidents when she reported it. The investigations were launched to look at the company's workplace practices.

The Perkins Coie investigation lays the groundwork for the investigation being conducted for Uber by Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general.

The probe into Fowler's complaints is still underway, and Wilson wouldn't say if any of those fired, or 31 other employees placed in counseling, were involved in that.

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Uber has been under fire over its treatment of women staff since a former employee wrote a scathing blog post about her experience. Taking a step further Uber has also offered a confidential helpline for all its employees to log their concerns.

The company has faced a series of allegations of misconduct this year, including a criminal investigation by the Justice Department for using software to trick regulators and avoid government scrutiny.

Holder's investigation, which has produced a draft report on Uber's workplace culture that has not been publicly released, led to the discovery of specific cases of alleged sexual harassment. In February, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler said in a blog post that managers and human resources officers had not punished her manager after she reported his unwanted sexual advances.

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