Uber fires 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation

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On Tuesday, Uber announced in a meeting at its San Francisco headquarters that it had fired more than 20 employees after a workplace culture investigation. The investigation, led by international law firm Perkins Coie, was launched after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote a blog post in February accusing the company of failing to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Two board members responded by insisting there were no "systemic" issues of harassment at Uber.

In its investigation, Perkins Coie examined 215 claims of harassment and discrimination; action was not taken in 100 of those cases. The names of the terminated employees have not been released.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick also commissioned a separate probe by former Attorney General Eric Holder; the findings from that investigation have not yet been made public.

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