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Uber has fired 20 employees as part of its ongoing investigation into workplace issues

Law firm Perkins Coie conducted an investigation into individual claims of sexual harassment and workplace issues at Uber.

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Uber has terminated about 20 people as a result of an independent investigation into sexual harassment and other workplace malpractice claims at the company, as Recode reported yesterday. Bloomberg first reported the number of how many have been terminated.

Perkins Coie, the law firm that conducted this investigation, focused on individual claims that employees reported through an anonymous tip line as well as the allegations former engineer Susan Fowler published in February. The Perkins Coie investigation is separate from the long-awaited report from former Attorney General Eric Holder and Covington & Burling partner Tammy Albaran. Covington & Burling investigated Uber’s overall workplace practices.

Perkins Coie investigated 215 claims of sexual harassment and didn’t proceed with 100 of them, a source familiar told Recode. The firm found that those 100 claims were unsubstantiated in one way or another. It’s not clear what course of action was taken for the remaining 95 claims that did not result in termination. We’ve asked Uber and will update if and when we hear back.

The company presented a high-level summary of Perkins Coie’s investigation at an all-hands today. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was not present.

The summary of the Holder report — which has been delivered to the company’s board — has been delayed until the firm’s recommendations are decided upon. Part of the reason is the funeral services for Kalanick’s mother is scheduled on Friday. Those decisions will likely come next Tuesday.

Perkins Coie has also presented the findings of its investigation to Covington & Burling, which will use it to advise their overall recommendations on how to change the company’s culture.

Uber has tweeted a more detailed breakdown of the complaints:

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