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Uber Manager Tries to Defend Company by Saying ‘Sexism Is Systemic in Tech’

Ride-hailing company Uber has found itself in the midst of another discrimination scandal.

Earlier this year, a manager at Uber attempting to recruit a female engineer allegedly tried to to defend the company by saying “sexism is systemic in tech,” according to the Guardian.

That came after the engineer, Kamilah Taylor, told the manager via LinkedIn that she had no interest in joining Uber “in light of Uber’s questionable business practices and sexism… You may consider that this is a terrible time to try and recruit women in tech to join Uber.”

The manager, also female, then responded: “Thanks for your feedback. I understand your concern. I just want to say that sexism is systemic in tech and other industries. I’ve met some of the most inspiring people here.”

In a statement to the Guardian, an Uber spokesperson responded: “We are investigating but this message was not sanctioned by Uber’s recruiting department.”

Earlier this year, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged that she had experienced rampant sexual harassment and discrimination while at Uber.