Uber CEO Orders 'Urgent' Investigation After Sex Harassment Allegations Featured

  20 February 2017

Uber is opening an "urgent investigation" after a former employee alleged her supervisor subjected her to sexism and harassment at the company.

Susan Fowler, an engineer who published a blog about her experiences at Uber, claimed the company refused to do more than issue a warning to a superior after she and other women complained about sexual harassment. Fowler also alleges she was blamed after making a number of reports detailing gender discrimination and that another superior threatened to fire her for bringing her concerns to human resources. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, in a statement issued several hours after Fowler's post, said that what Fowler described "is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in."Kalanick said he had not known of Fowler's claims and that he has instructed the company's chief human resources officer to "to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations." Read more here.