Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA operating in 633 cities worldwide.
It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.
On February 20, 2017, former Uber engineer Susan J. Fowler stated that she was sexually harassed by a manager and threatened with termination by another if she continued to report the incident.
In June 2017, Uber announced that it fired over 20 employees as a result of the investigation. On June 20, 2017, after multiple shareholders reportedly demanded his resignation, Kalanick resigned as CEO.
Uber has appointed Eric Holder, who served as attorney general under former US president Barack Obama, to investigate the company’s broader culture.
Eric Holder outlined his recommendations under four overarching themes: tone at the top, trust, transformation, and accountability. His wide-ranging recommendations include:
-the appointment of a COO to focus on day-to-day operations and culture;
-the reformulation of Uber’s cultural values, including the de-emphasizing of values like “always be hustlin'”, which have been used to justify “poor behavior”;
-banning romantic or intimate relationships between individuals in a reporting relationship;
guidelines that reduce alcohol consumption and the use of controlled substances at
-company or company-sponsored events;
-various efforts aimed at increasing diversity;
-better oversight from the board;
-improvements to internal controls, record keeping, management training, complaint procedures.