Uber’s head of HR resigns after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination

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  • Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination.
  • Hornsey is head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months.
  • Hornsey acknowledged in a separate email to her team at Uber that her exit “comes a little out of the blue for some of you, but I have been thinking about this for a while.”

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.

The resignation comes after Reuters contacted Uber on Monday about the previously unreported investigation into accusations from anonymous whistleblowers that Hornsey had systematically dismissed internal complaints of racial discrimination.

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