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Uber’s head of human resources has resigned following an internal investigation into how she handled claims of racial discrimination within the company.

 

Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey announced her departure in an email she sent to employees on Tuesday. An Uber spokesperson confirmed Hornsey’s resignation, first reported by Reuters, and the investigation that prompted it, but would not elaborate on the claims against her. According to Reuters, an anoymous group of employees, all of them people of color, alleged that Hornsey used “discriminatory language” and made “derogatory comments” about high-level executives at Uber.

 

“We are confident that the investigation was conducted in an unbiased, thorough and credible manner, and that the conclusions of the investigation were addressed appropriately,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement to CNNMoney.  Hornsey, who joined the company in January, 2017, did not address the probe in her email. “By now you’ll have seen the news that I’ve decided to leave Uber. I know this comes a little out of the blue for some of you, but I have been thinking about this for a while,” she wrote in the email, obtained by CNNMoney.

 

Hornsey could not be reached for comment. Her departure comes as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi scrambles to change a corporate culture many have described as toxic. Uber has grappled with a string of scandals, including widespread allegations of gender and sexual harassment that led to co-founder Travis Kalanick’s resignation as CEO in June 2017.

Read more… Hornsey could not be reached for comment.  Her departure comes as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi scrambles to change a corporate culture many have described as toxic. 

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“We are confident that the investigation was conducted in an unbiased, thorough and credible manner, and that the conclusions of the investigation were addressed appropriately,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement to CNNMoney.  Hornsey, who joined the company in January, 2017, did not address the probe in her email. “By now you’ll have seen the news that I’ve decided to leave Uber. I know this comes a little out of the blue for some of you, but I have been thinking about this for a while,” she wrote in the email, obtained by CNNMoney.