On Sunday evening, Susan Fowler — now working at Stripe, a payment company circulated an article asserting that Uber’s HR representatives overlooked different reports of lewd behavior and sexism amid her year-long stretch at the cab-hailing organization.
In light of her exposition, calls to #deleteUber — a hashtag that picked up steam when individuals thought the auto hailing administration was attempting to benefit off the backs of cab drivers challenging President Donald Trump’s travel— have sprung up on Twitter once more. Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick ventured down from a Trump admonitory board because of the intense reaction sparked by a multitude of complaints.
The #deleteUber has affected the business of Uber; they reported that more than 200,000 people had deleted their Uber account, albeit different sources said the number was much higher.
So, it’s nothing unexpected that Uber CEO Kalanick reacted hastily to the Fowler tweets. He wrote, “I have just read Susan Fowler’s blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in,” and claimed it was the “first time this has come to my attention. We seek to make Uber a just workplace, and there can be no place for this kind of behavior at Uber — and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.”
He additionally said the organization’s recently employed head of HR, Liane Hornsey, will dispatch an independent investigation concerning Fowler’s case. Hornsey, a former top-positioning Google HR executive, took controls from the previous head of HR Renee Atwood, who left after more than over two years at Uber.
Several other employees who were previously working for Uber emphasized that the organization’s HR division was not managed properly and their main attention was towards recruiting and firing employees. Some said they reported several issues in their workplace to the HR department and got similar treatment as Fowler.
Fowler also told that her manager undermined to terminate her if she ever reported about him to HR again — this is known as retaliation back and is illicit as per work policies. Fowler then wrote that she made Uber’s CTO, Mr. Thuan Pham mindful that her manager was debilitating to take revenge against her – to which he accredited as illegal. In any case, nothing was done about it, Fowler wrote.