Uber’s board also discussed the possible departure of some of Kalanick’s allies like business chief Emil Michael.

Uber CEO may take three-month leave of absence as controversies pile up
Atom Uber Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:48

While there seems to be no end to controversies at Uber, the reports on it obtaining and keeping the medical record of the Delhi rape survivor seems to have been the nail in the coffin.

According to a New York Times report, the company’s board on Sunday moved to shake up the leadership of Uber owing to reports of Uber turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and corporate misbehavior.

Uber directors are weighing a three-month leave of absence for the CEO Travis Kalanick. Additionally, the board also discussed the possible departure of some of Kalanick’s top executives like business chief Emil Michael.

According to the NYT report, if these moves are acted upon, it would scale back Kalanick’s involvement in the company and take away his ally in the company that he built into a $70 billion entity. Uber too, will be devoid of a leader and this may come as a huge blow for the company as the cab-hailing market turns competitive across the globe.

Kalanick has reportedly proposed the idea of taking time off after his mother’s death in a recent boating accident.

These discussions at the board meet came ahead of the release of a report on Tuesday by former attorney general Eric Holder, hired by Uber to investigate the company’s internal culture.

Through the investigation, over 20 employees were fired for various reasons including secual harassment and discrimination.

Apart from reports of Uber’s APAC President obtaining medical records of the Delhi Uber rape case, an email sent by Kalanick to employees in 2013 was made public by Recode.

An email stating dos and don’ts while its ‘time in Miami’.

“We do not have a budget to bail anyone out of jail,” one of the points state. In the rest of the email, he advises employees against having sex with each other without proper consent or with those who aren’t in the same chain of command, against drug use, drunk behavior and against talking to the press.

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