Uber has had a rough year, much of it its own making.
There have been lawsuits, allegations of sexual harassment and a federal investigation into claims that it has used a fake version of its app to thwart authorities. Now, a federal judge in San Francisco has referred allegations of trade secret theft to the U.S. Attorney’s office for investigation.
Here’s a timeline of some of Uber’s troubles in recent months.
— Feb. 2: Amid mounting pressure from employees and calls for boycott from customers, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits President Donald Trump ‘s council of business leaders. Latest news videos
— Feb. 19: A former Uber engineer, Susan Fowler , discloses a slew of sexual harassment and sexism claims in a blog post about her year at Uber. She wrote that on her first official day on her team at Uber, her boss propositioned her in a string of messages on the company chat, and higher-ups ignored her complaints. She outlined examples of blatant sexism at Uber that was seemingly tolerated by the company. Kalanick called what she described "abhorrent."
— Feb. 23: Waymo, a self-driving car company spun off from Google, sues Uber . Waymo alleges that Anthony Levandowski — […]