Uber Employee Fired for Reporting Sexual Harassment
An Uber employee claims he was fired for complaining to the company’s HR department about the treatment of women on his team.
According to the complaint filed with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the employee was approached in late 2015 by his female coworkers, who were seeking his help.
As mentioned in Business Insider, the women “sought his intervention regarding alleged sex-based discrimination and harassment they were suffering at the hands of a male supervisor,” according to the complaint. After hearing their stories, he “raised concerns” with Uber’s HR, he said in the complaint.
Instead of investigating the claims, Uber’s HR department told him “we get a lot of phone calls from employees that we don’t always act on,” the employee alleged. He was fired in March 2016, soon after approaching the HR department, according to the complaint.