July 25, 2017

Uber Fires Executive Over Handling of Rape Investigation in India

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Eric Alexander, Uber’s president of business in Asia, was terminated on Tuesday for his actions after reporters began asking questions about the episode, according to three people familiar with it who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Mr. Alexander’s possession of the medical report was widely known among top executives inside the company, including Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, these people said.

The episode is another example of what has been described as a toxic, aggressive environment at Uber that current and former employees say goes to the very top ranks of the company. Uber is currently in the middle of two internal investigations into its employees’ conduct and its culture.

On Tuesday, the company announced […]

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