June 24, 2017

Travis Kalanick’s Uncertain Fate



UBER CEO Travis Kalanick
By Heisenberg Media [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Just three months after Uber’s CEO pledged to his employees that he would “grow up” and get the “leadership help” he needed, Kalanick may take a leave of absence from the embattled ridesharing company, according to multiple reports .

The full Uber board was planning to meet on Sunday morning to discuss the matter, and to weigh the recommendations from an investigation into the company’s culture. Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general, led the probe following a remarkable string of scandals at Uber that included Kalanick captured on video cursing at an Uber driver .

The Holder report chronicles “a frequently chaotic and ‘hostile work environment’ without adequate systems in place to ensure that violations such as sexual harassment and retaliatory behavior were dealt with professionally,” according to Recode . Emil Michael, one of Kalanick’s “closest confidants” is preparing to resign […]

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