Uber has brought on former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to oversee an independent review of the alleged sexism allegations made by a former employee of the company, CEO Travis Kalanick announced.
In an email to employees, Kalanick wrote that the company would conduct an independent review of the alleged issue, and Mr. Holder would oversee it.
On Sunday, former employee Susan Fowler, who started working at Uber in Nov. 2015 as a site reliability engineer, wrote in a blog post about her work experience and the accused the company of sexism.
Fowler alleged that she experienced sexual harassment from her manager. She also accused the company of not taking her complaints seriously and reprimanding the harasser. According to Flower, her superiors even suggested her that she should not file complaint against the harasser because she could be fired. The post immediately went viral, resulting in widespread criticism and outrage.
In the email, Kalanick added, "I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do. It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice."
Kalanick pledged to ferry the company through the ongoing crisis of 'sexism allegations' and eventually address the issue.
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