Uber allows more time for sexism probe, expects report by end of May

Uber’s management is expecting an external investigation of its workplace culture to report by the end of May.

The investigation was announced earlier this year after a storm of negative publicity following a blog post written by Susan Fowler, a female former employee, which contained allegations of sexual harassment and systemic sexism in the workplace.

In an internal memo sent by Uber board director Arianna Huffington yesterday, and obtained by Recode, the company briefly updates its employees on the progress of the investigation, saying that Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, the partners at law firm Covington & Burling who are leading the probe, have requested and been granted more time “to complete their assessment”.

Huffington implies that the need for extra time…

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