Uber CEO Hires Eric Holder To Help Combat Alleged Sexual Harassment

February 21, 2017 9:36 a.m.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said the ride-sharing company has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder following several bombshell allegations of sexism within the company, Recode reported Monday.

In a memo to employees obtained by Recode, Kalanick announced Holder’s hiring to investigate charges made by Susan Fowler, a former engineer at the company, who published a blog post Sunday alleging that she was sexually harassed during her time at Uber, as well as other institutional issues. Uber board member Arianna Huffington and HR head Liane Hornsey will also be part of the investigation.

In the memo, Kalanick promised to release diversity numbers for the company, which he had declined to do in the past, and said that he wants to “heal wounds of the past” and, through the investigation, improve the company.

“What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what’s happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace,” the memo read. “It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice.”

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