Reportedly, Uber Technologies Inc’s SVP and Chief people officer Liane Hornsey resigned from the transportation firm, confirmed in an Email on Tuesday. Hornsey resignation followed a previous unregistered case investigation in which she was allegedly accused of racial discrimination complaints within the Uber company, according to the Reuters Report.
Hornsey was the head of the HR department (Human resource) was one of the outspoken persons and very confidently talk on diversity and discrimination issues. She has remained the spokesperson for almost 18 months, after that the company started receiving widespread rumors of Gender discrimination, sexual harassment and some also said that she had dismissed internal complaints of Racial discrimination.
Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent an email to his staff in which clears that Officer Hornsey did not mention any specific reasons for her departure. These accusations also raised questions about CEO Khosrowshahi’s efforts to change the orthodox or toxic cultural systems of the company.
Uber CEO Khosrowshahi wrote in a company-wide email, “I am writing to let you know that earlier today Liane told me that she is leaving the company, Liane joined Uber in January 2017, and since then she has led our People & Places teams through a period of enormous positive change.”
A group of Uber employees told that Hornsey often uses discriminative language and had passed derogatory comments to the Uber Global Head of Diversity Bernard Coleman, and also threatened and criticized Uber executive Bozoma Saint John, who left the ride-hailing firm in June.
“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,” said Uber’s Spokesperson.
When Saint John asked the reasons that why she left the company, she refused to comment on it saying “I don’t have anything to say about my experience there.” Hornsey joined the company as an SVP shortly after that she conducted a survey to determine the employees’ performance over there. As for the interim period, Pranesh Anthapur VP of HR will take her place while an investigative team is looking over this matter.