Uber board adopts all recommendations from Eric Holder investigation

Ashley Carr
June 12, 2017

Board members voted unanimously to adopt all of the firm's recommendations, which were to be released to employees on Tuesday, the spokesman said.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Chief Business Officer Emil Michael is planning to resign as soon as Monday.

A source briefed on the matter said the board will also possibly discuss Kalanick taking time off from the company.

The meeting, which Uber did not publicise, is a pivotal moment for the world's most valuable venture-backed private company that has upended the tightly regulated taxi industry in many countries but has also run into legal trouble with a rough-and-tumble approach to local regulations and the way it handles employees and drivers. News of the meeting and talks on Kalanick's status were earlier reported by Reuters.

The logo of the ride-sharing service Uber in front of its headquarters in San Francisco.

A separate independent investigation conducted by the law firm Perkins Coie looked into 215 employee complaints, which included allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation.

But the objective for the trip was to celebrate Uber's roll out to 50 cities around the world and to take part in a local grassroots movement to bring Uber to Miami, so Kalanick also urged employees to let loose.

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On Sunday, Uber directors weighed on a three-month leave of absence for Travis Kalanick, the 40-year-old CEO who founded the start-up and have turned it into a almost $70 billion entity, reports The News York Times.

Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick speaks to students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, in January 2016.

Less clear is the fate of Kalanick, who with close allies has voting control of the company.

The investigations were prompted by accusations in February by a former employee that women in the company were sexually harassed by other employees and complaints were being dismissed by human resources.

Uber reported about 200,000 people deleted their accounts in the wake of the scandal. His father was injured last month in a boating accident that killed his mother.

Some Uber investors said they expected Michael to take the fall for Kalanick, after Kalanick's failure to address issues of morale and workplace culture. The former engineer alleged that Uber repeatedly declined to investigate and punish her boss's unwanted sexual advances.

In addition to firing 20 employees, Uber said Tuesday that it was hiring an Apple marketing executive, Bozoma Saint John, to help improve its tarnished brand.

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