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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Harassment Probe

By on June 6, 2017 in Employment

Uber Technologies Inc. said it fired 20 employees and was improving management training following an investigation by a law firm into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at the ride-hailing company, according to a Reuters report.

The firings came after a report by law firm Perkins Coie, which Uber hired to look into claims of harassment, discrimination, bullying and other employee concerns, report Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville.

Perkins Coie investigated 215 staff complaints, taking action in 58 cases and no action on 100 more. Uber said 54 were related to discrimination, 47 related to sexual harassment, 45 to unprofessional behavior, 33 to bullying and 36 to other types of claims, according to the Reuters story.

Read the Reuters article.




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