Uber fires 20 employees as part of investigation into workplace culture
June 07, 2017
While the tech world is awaiting the full results of an investigation into Uber led by former US Attorney General Eric Holder, regarding claims of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and other allegations, the ridehailing giant has fired 20 people and put 31 in training as part of a separate internal probe, according to an Uber spokesperson.
The news comes after the $68 billion company hired Frances Frei, its first SVP of leadership and strategy, earlier this week to train all of Uber's managers. Shortly after that addition, Uber hired former Apple exec Bozoma Saint John as chief brand officer. The company said it is "taking significant action to beef up our HR processes," with programs including a confidential help line and a formal complaint system.