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Why HR compliance is critical to creating trust

Tom Fox | July 16, 2018

Uber’s compliance woes continue unabated. The company, which recently hired a new chief compliance officer, has now lost its head of human resources, Liane Hornsey, on paper “to pursue other opportunities,” but allegedly for a lack of sensitivity on the issue of racial discrimination. Reports indicate that Hornsey’s departure occured when an anonymous employee accused the executive via the company’s whistleblower account, of dismissing internal allegations of racial discrimination.

Hornsey had been a divisive figure within the company. Hired by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler before the departure of former CEO Travis Kalanick (who left after being accused of ignoring sexual harassment claims at the company), she initially defended Kalanick but later changed her tune after he departed. She refused to reach out to Fowler, saying instead she wanted to...

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