Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Bobbie Wilson, an attorney at Perkins Coie, gave Uber's more than 12,000 employees an assessment of the firm's investigation on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the issue, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel matters. The decision came after Levandowski failed in handing over documents for the case brought against uber by Google's Waymo, that claims the engineer stole technology from it. Recommendations from it are expected to come at a planned Uber staff meeting next week, a spokesperson for the report told NBC News.

Of the 215 claims, 100 are no longer going to be investigated.

Uber Technologies Inc. retained the firm after former engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog in February about sex harassment at the company. The law firm of Perkins Coie is reviewing 215 sexual harassment claims. Fowler said that her boss at Uber made sexual advances towards her and that HR dismissed her complaints, saying the man was a "high performer" and wasn't likely to be disciplined.

Uber hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a separate investigation into the allegations.

Cab-hailing platform Uber has fired 20 employees and is also improving management training, it said on Tuesday. Despite this, Uber board member Arianna Huffington denied that sexism was a systemic problem at the transportation network.

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The company also hired Bozoma Saint John, who is a popular face at Apple's product launches, as its Chief Brand Officer. "Worry that the company has this bad reputation and they want to make it better, that's what I've heard from people within the company", Kerr said.

In addition to allegations of sexual harassment, these include a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless auto technology, the revelation that Uber used secret "Greyball" software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called "Hell" created to spy on its arch-rival, Lyft.

Uber has fired 20 employees based on the investigation's findings, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN Tech.

Uber is also embroiled in a trade-theft lawsuit with Waymo, the Google self-driving vehicle spin-off, which has accused Uber of using stolen technology.

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