Uber Fires 20 Employees Amid Law Firm's Misconduct Probe

Firm investigated complaints of sex harassment bullying, discrimination
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2017 4:12 PM CDT
Uber Fires 20 Employees Amid Sexual Harassment Probe
This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a law firm investigated complaints of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, and other violations of company policies, the AP reports. An Uber spokesperson says the firm Perkins Coie was hired after former engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog in February about sex harassment at the ride-hailing company. Fowler wrote that on her first day at work her boss propositioned her in a series of messages. The Perkins Coie probe is separate from one being done by former Attorney General Eric Holder. He is likely to make broader recommendations on how to change Uber's culture when his report is released publicly next week. (Read more Uber stories.)

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