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Uber's internal sexual harassment report will arrive in May

The ride-hailer began investigating harassment within the company in February after a former engineer wrote a concerning blog post.

Two months ago, Uber launched a probe into sexual harassment within the company. The result of that investigation will be a report completed in late May.

The investigation delved into a blog post by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, which detailed incidents of sexual harassment and claimed the company's culture was unfriendly to women.

Uber recruited former Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, who partners with Holder at the Covington & Burling law firm, to lead the investigation.

In a memo to staff, Uber board members Ariana Huffington, Bill Gurley and David Bonderman wrote that more time was needed to complete the investigation and that the report should be expected by the end of next month.

"When Eric Holder and Tammy Albarrán began their review, we told them that they would have all the support and time necessary to conduct an intensive, thorough review of Uber's workplace and culture. Eric and Tammy have asked us for more time to complete their assessment, which includes information received from hundreds of employees through interviews and anonymous online focus groups and reflects the global scale of the company's operations," the board members wrote. "To ensure that no stone is left unturned, we have granted that request and anticipate a report by the end of May."

Amid claims of systemic sexism within Silicon Valley, Uber last month released its first diversity report, in which it said 36 percent of its workforce were women. However, that number shrinks within tech and leadership roles: Women hold 15 percent of tech and 22 percent of leadership positions at Uber.

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First published April 20, 11:17 p.m. PT.
Update, April 21 at 11:28 a.m.: Adds comment from Uber board members.

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