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>> Uber's chief people officer is out. Liane Hornsey resigned Tuesday following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at Uber, becoming the latest executive to depart the company as it works to recover from a string of scandals over more than a year. Reuters correspondent, Heather Somerville.
>> This all started with a group of anonymous Uber employees who, in March, reached out to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and general counsel Tony West, voicing their concerns about Liane Hornsey. And saying she was systematically dismissing complaints of racism and discrimination. After that, Uber executives brought in an outside law firm, Gibson Dunn, to open an external investigation into Hornsey.
Following that and following Reuters' inquiry into Uber about the investigation, Liane Hornsey resigned.>> The anonymous group says it's made up of employees of color. And alleges that Hornsey denigrated, discriminated, and retaliated against both Bernard Coleman, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, and Bozoma Saint John, who was head of Uber brand until quitting last month.
>> That all raises questions about Uber's ability to reform its culture and change some of its toxic behaviors that have included sexism, discrimination, and retaliation. Ultimately, the person who was in charge of fixing problems, including discrimination, retaliation, and sexism at Uber, was in fact, according to allegations, contributing to those very problems.
>> Hornsey has not responded to requests for comments about the investigation. And Uber told Reuters in a statement that the latest complaints have been properly investigated and appropriately addressed.