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Uber set for changes after board reviews report on workplace culture

Uber set for changes after board reviews report on workplace culture”

It was also reported in The New York Times that Holder recommended that Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice-president of business and an ally of Kalanick should leave the company.

The records were reportedly seen by both Michael and Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, who is reportedly being considered by the company to step away from his post temporarily as a result of the latest inquiry.

Kalanick condemned the behavior and said he had been unaware of it.

So far Uber has remained tight-lipped about what the fallout of that meeting will be, including how it will affect Kalanick's future at the helm of the world's most valuable startup.

The changes will be announced to the ride-sharing company's employees on Tuesday when details of an inquiry carried out by former US Attorney General Eric Holder will be revealed.

The review came after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler made claims of sexual harassment against her manager.

It hasn't been an easy year for Uber.

More over in the previous year or so, Mr Kalanick has earned a status as an uncompromising leader and was condemned heavily after being caught on video berating an Uber driver. Uber too, will be devoid of a leader and this may come as a huge blow for the company as the cab-hailing market turns competitive across the globe.

The board has been seeking to recruit a chief operating officer to assist the chief executive.

The report was prepared by Holder and partner Tammy Albarran at Covington & Burling, which did not respond to requests for comment.

On Sunday, the board voted unanimously to adopt all of the recommendations made by a law firm hired to investigate deep-seated cultural problems at Uber, which has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination.

"I signed on with the company nearly four years ago and it has truly been the experience of a lifetime helping Uber become the fastest growing company of all-time - spanning 75 countries with over 14,000 employees", Michael wrote in his goodbye letter first posted on The New York Times.

With just seventeen days before ride sharing companies begin to make their trips across upstate NY, one of the big business ventures, Uber, is making changes - and possibly not for the better. In January, the #deleteuber campaign took off on social media over the company's pricing during a taxi driver's strike related to President Donald Trump's immigration ban, during which time it was perceived that Uber had tried to capitalize on the strike.

However, a Reuters source said it is not clear that the board will make any decision to change Kalanick's role.



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