Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent a memo to employees today following allegations of sexual harassment from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. In the memo, obtained by TechCrunch, Kalanick said the company has tapped former US Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, partners at law firm Covington & Burling, to independently investigate the workplace issues Fowler spoke about in her blog post.
As Uber board member Arianna Huffington tweeted last night, she will take part in the review, along with Uber’s chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey and the company’s associate general counsel Angela Padilla.
In the memo, Kalanick also said that Uber would finally release its own diversity report, which comes after Rev. Jesse Jackson called for Uber to release one. As a teaser, he noted that across Uber’s engineering, product management and scientist roles, 15.1 percent of the employees are women and that “has not changed substantively in the last year.”
He went on…