Uber’s gender discrimination problems are the focus of a federal investigation

Uber is being investigated by the US government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over concerns about gender inequity at the company, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The commission’s probe was reportedly opened last August, right around the time that Dara Khosrowshahi was chosen to replace Uber founder Travis Kalanick as CEO. Gender discrimination at the company became a widely discussed issue after Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, published an account of the sexism and sexual harassment she experienced during her time there in February 2017.

Investigators are interviewing current and former employees and looking through company documents in order to learn more about how gender is treated in Uber’s hiring practices…

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