Here's the memo Uber's CEO sent after the company's chief HR officer resigned following an internal investigation

GettyUber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent an email to the company’s staff Tuesday evening regarding Liane Hornsey’s resignation.
  • Liane Hornsey resigned from her role as Uber’s senior vice president and head of human resources on Tuesday.
  • Her resignation followed an investigation into how she handled racial-discrimination complaints, according to Reuters.
  • In an email to Uber’s staff, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi didn’t address why Hornsey left and said nothing but good things about her tenure at the company.
  • Read the full memo below.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had nothing but praise for Liane Hornsey, a human-resources executive who stepped down from her role on Tuesday, despite reports that not everyone was happy with her work.

UberHornsey resigned from Uber on Tuesday.

Hornsey’s departure, first reported by Reuters, comes just a year and a half into her time as senior vice president and chief people officer at the embattled ride-hailing service.

Hornsey resigned Tuesday following an investigation into how she dealt with concerns about racial discrimination from employees of colour at Uber, according to Reuters.

In a memo to staff, obtained by Business Insider, Khosrowshahi listed the projects Hornsey led since joining the team and described her in glowing terms: “Incredibly talented, creative, and hard-working.”

Read the full text of Khosrowshahi’s email to staff here:

“Team –

“I am writing to let you know that earlier today Liane told me that she is leaving the company.

“Liane joined Uber in January 2017, and since then she has led our People & Places teams through a period of enormous positive change.

“In her time at Uber, she’s accomplished a lot: releasing our first-ever diversity report; ushering in equal pay for all employees; hiring our new Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer; revamping our recruiting and hiring processes to reduce bias; and greatly expanding our employee resource groups (ERGs). The list goes on…

“Liane is incredibly talented, creative, and hard-working. She’s been a valuable member of my leadership team and I wish her nothing but the best.”

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