The Wall Street Journal: Uber faces federal investigation over alleged gender discrimination

Uber Technologies Inc. is being investigated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a complaint about gender inequity, say people familiar with the matter, one of a series of federal probes of the ride hailing giant.

As part of the EEOC probe, which began last August but hasn’t been previously reported, EEOC investigators have been interviewing former and current Uber employees as well as seeking documents from Uber officials, these people said. The investigators have been seeking information related to hiring practices, pay disparity and other matters as they relate to gender, one person said.

Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who started in September, has tried to move Uber past a string of scandals under his predecessor and chart a clear course toward its hotly anticipated initial public offering next year.

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