16 Jul 2018

Uber faces investigation over alleged gender discrimination: WSJ

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is being investigated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Uber is seen on an iPad, during a news conference to announce Uber resumes ride-hailing service, in Taipei, Taiwan April 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

As part of the probe, which began last August, EEOC investigators have been interviewing former and current Uber employees as well as seeking documents from its executives, the report said.

The EEOC and Uber did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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