Senior Uber executive resigns after racism probe

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jul 11 2018 16:47

BUSINESS- Liane Hornsey, head of Uber's human resources department, has resigned following an investigation into how she handled allegations of sexual harassment at the firm.

Ms Hornsey previously worked for Google and had been at her current post with Uber since last 18 months.

Anonymous whistleblowers at Uber have claimed Ms Hornsey systematically dismissed internal complaints of racial discrimination. Unnamed employees also said Ms Hornsey had used discriminatory language and made derogatory comments about two fellow Uber executives.