Uber Fires 20 Amidst Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

The law firm of Perkins Coie is reviewing 215 sexual harassment claims. The L.A. Times reported that the law firms looked into 215 complaints and took no action on 100 instances. Thus far, the investigation has led to 20 terminations, while 31 employees are being retrained, seven are on final warnings, and 57 are still under review.

Bobbie Wilson, an attorney at the firm, presented the sexual harassment findings Tuesday, when Uber holds its weekly all-hands meetings, Bloomberg reported.

The Holder report has been shared with members of the Uber board of directors, the company spokesman said.

Levandowski, a former Google engineer, let the company to set up his own autonomous trucking company, Otto, that was quickly bought by Uber for $680m in 2016. And the company's image has been further tarnished by a string of negative reports about its business practices, such as its use of a special tool created to help Uber evade regulators.

The details of an independent investigation into Uber's workplace culture that was sparked after a female engineer came forward with allegations of sexual harassment are starting to come out. Fowler says this made it obvious that they were lying about that being his first offense. The company did not name any of the 20 employees who were terminated. She wrote of a history of discrimination and sexual harassment by her managers which she was said was shrugged off by Uber's human resources department.

Twenty people have been fired at controversial taxi firm Uber, after an investigation into allegations of harassment.

"Arianna and Liane to press: there is no systemic sexual harassment, just Susan", Fowler tweeted after news of the firings broke.

Most of the claims came from employees based at Uber's San Francisco headquarters. It also said it would dramatically increase management training since most Uber managers were first-time bosses.

The news comes as many executives are leaving Uber. The team now reports to Hornsey directly, and Uber has put in place a formal system to track employee complaints.

Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei has been brought on board to train all managers that report to Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick.

The company is also in the midst of a major trade secrets lawsuit against Google that threatens its self-driving auto ambitions.

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