Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations

Former US attorney general brought in after female engineer claimed company frequently dismissed complaints and protected a repeat offender

Uber has hired the former US attorney general Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexual harassment after an engineer went public with claims that she repeatedly faced sexism and discrimination at the ride-sharing company.

In a staff email shared with the Guardian on Monday, Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said Holder would conduct an “independent review” and also revealed that women made up only 15% of the company’s workforce in engineering, product management and scientist roles.

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