Uber has hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, February 21. The decision was made after the former employee of the company Susan Fowler, who worked as a programmer, published a story about sexual harassment and sexism at Uber.
She explained that on her first day at work, a superior employee wrote to her in a work chat that she was in an open relationship and was looking for a partner for sex without obligation. Fowler filed a complaint with Human Resources, but got nothing because the man was in good standing with the company.
Together with Holder, three high-ranking Uber employees will take part in the investigation.
The head of Uber, Travis Kalanick, in response to Fowler's story, wrote on Twitter that the behavior of the employees, which the programmer spoke about, was contrary to the principles of the company, and promised to investigate and punish those responsible.
Holder was the U. S. Attorney General from February 3, 2009 to April 27, 2015. After leaving the administration, he returned to the law firm Covington & Burling, where he worked until his appointment to the post of attorney general. He remains an active member of the Democratic Party.