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Uber's human resources chief resigns amid accusations she dismissed racial discrimination complaints, per Reuters

Hornsey's departure follows an investigation into whether she mishandled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-sharing company
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Hornsey led Uber's human resources group for a year and a half

Liane Hornsey, the head of human resources at Uber, has reportedly stepped down from her job in the wake of an investigation into her handling of allegations of racial bias at the ride-sharing company.

Her departure follows an investigation into complaints from Uber employees that Hornsey routinely cast aside accusations of racial discrimination at the company, per a Reuters report.

Hornsey had been at the helm of Uber’s human resources group for roughly a year and a half, according to Reuters.

The claims against Hornsey were brought by a group of Uber employees of color. They reportedly claimed that Hornsey “used discriminatory language” and derided Bernard Coleman, Uber’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as another ex-Uber executive, Bozoma Saint John.

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The group also alleged that claims reported via Uber’s anonymous tip line were frequently disregarded, particularly if they were race-related complaints.

In a statement delivered to Reuters, Uber said it had conducted a thorough review of the complaints of racial discrimination.

“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,” Uber said.

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