Transport company Uber has been at the point of sexual harassment claims
Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, wrote in a blog post that she was subjected to sexual advances through a 'string of messages' over the company's chat software from the beginning of her employment in late 2015. http://bit.ly/2kCE416
Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO
"What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in," CEO Travis Kalanick said on Twitter yesterday in response to Fowler's post.
He said he had instructed the company's new Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey to conduct an urgent investigation.
CEO Travis Kalanick has requested for an urgent investigation
Fowler wrote that Human Resources told her the person "was a high performer" and that management would not be comfortable in "giving him anything other than a warning".
Arianna Huffington, who joined Uber's board last year, said in a tweet that she would work with Hornsey in the investigation.
He also claimed Uber drivers who behave in an inappropriate way will be fired
Mr Kalanick, in an Uber statement, said there is no place for this kind of behaviour at Uber and that "anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired".
Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey will launch the investigation
The sexual harassment claims are the latest hit to Uber, following the social media campaigns against Mr Kalanick's participation in President Trump's business advisory group.
The mounting pressure from activists and employees who opposed the government's immigration policies led to Mr Kalanick's departure from the group.
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