Uber Technologies Inc, a ride-hailing company will be sharing its findings on sexual harassment case and the changes they are are about to make after the investigation into sexual harassment claims by a former engineer at the company.
A detailed report by former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder on harassment and Uber corporate culture will be shared with employees the coming week.
Susan Fowler, former female engineer at Uber, said in a blog post that managers and HR officers of the company had not punished her manager when she complaint of his undesirable behavior, and even threatened her with a poor performance evaluation.
Law firm Perkins Coie, investigated Fowler’s case and made some recommendations to be adopted by the company.
Fowler’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment right away. A Uber spokesman noted that Uber holds a staff meeting every Tuesday and declined to tell anything regarding the discussions about to be made in the upcoming meeting.
The company hired Holder and Tammy Albarran, partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, to conduct a comprehensive review of sexual harassment as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion.
The Holder’s report has been shared with members of Uber’s Board of Directors, the company spokesman said.
The results of Holder’s investigation were to be shared this week with the company’s employees, but now have been delayed until next week.
CEO Travis Kalanick has called the claims made by Fowler “abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in”. After various issues, he said he needed leadership assistance.
The company said it had hired Harvard Business School professor, Frances Frei on Monday as senior vice president of Leadership and Strategy, reporting to Kalanick. The role includes “organizational transformation” and leadership, Uber wrote in a post.