Uber launches investigation into sexual harassment claims

Uber has launched an "urgent investigation" after a former employee made allegations of sexual harassment.

Uber launches investigation into sexual harassment claims

Sarah Fowler, an engineer formerly employed with Uber has come forward via a blog post that detailed incidences of sexual harassment and discrimination. 

While working for Uber from November 2015 to November 2016, Fowler writes that she was propositioned for sex by her manager, soon after she joined his team. She also claims that a director had commented on the decreasing numbers of women working at Uber by saying, "the women of Uber just needed to step up and be better engineers."

Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber has announced an "urgent investigation" into this matter, reported The Guardian. He added that Fowler's post was the first he had heard of her allegations. 

Uber's management has repeatedly come under fire due to its leadership. Most recently, a #deleteuber social movement was launched due to Kalanick's support of Trump. The campaign led to 200,000 deletions and promoted Kalanick to resign from Trump's advisory board.

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