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Uber's HR chief resigns

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Uber's head of human resources, Liane Hornsey, has resigned from the company, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios. Her departure comes a day after Reuters contacted Uber about an investigation into complaints about Hornsey's handling of allegations of race-based discrimination, according to the outlet.

Why it matters: Hornsey joined Uber in early 2017 shortly before the company entered a long period of controversies over its workplace culture, which led to then-CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation a year ago.