Susan Fowler, an engineer who used to work at transportation conglomerate, UBER, said that she did not leave on good terms.
She reported to her supervisors and human resources that she was sexually harassed by her manager, but he was not punished for his wrong doings.
Fowler reported that he persistently made unwanted sexual advances towards her and when she denied him, he threatened her by saying he would give her a poor performance review.
Uber’s Chief Executive, Travis Kalanick, said that her allegations are “abhorrent” and that they go “against everything Uber stands for and believes in.”
Now, Uber is launching an internal investigation into their own company to see if the sexual harassment claims are warranted.
The report should be completed by May. They plan to “ensure that no stone is left unturned.” The report will also include whether the company is up to date on diversity and inclusion.
Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May. In February, Susan Fowler, a female former engineer at Uber, said in a widely read blog post that managers and human resources officers at the company had not punished her manager after she reported his unwanted sexual advances, and even threatened her with a poor performance review. Board director Arianna Huffington, in a memo to employees on Thursday, said the board subcomittee has granted a request for more time to complete the assessment and the investigation is being extended to “ensure that no stone is left unturned”. The memo states that the internal report is anticipated by the end of May. The ride-hailing firm hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, to conduct a review of the claims as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion.