Uber board weighs report on workplace culture

On top of this, the board has voted on a review of it's policies and corporate culture based on the recommendations of the former USA attorney general Eric Holder following the sexual harassment scandal - revealed by Uber engineer Susan Fowler in February.

Emil Michael, chief business officer for Uber since 2013 and one of CEO Travis Kalanick's closest confidants, helps oversee broad strategy initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions and fundraising, reported Fox Business. Wan Ling Martello, the executive vice president of Nestle in South Asia, will be stepping in as an independent board director, Recode has confirmed.

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Michael would be the biggest name to resign amid Uber's ongoing controversy surrounding its internal culture. To top it all off, the company's CEO Travis Kalanick had to take a leave of absence due to the tragic accident involving his parents. Uber did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.

That day also will mark one week since the embattled company, which is valued at $68 billion, announced that 20 employees had been terminated over harassment claims.

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The investigation by Mr Holder's law firm Covington & Burling and a separate examination of human resources matters by Perkins Coie were provoked by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination from former employee Susan Fowler in February. Last week, Eric Alexander, the company's president of Asia business, was sacked after it came out that he obtained medical records of a woman in India who was raped by her driver.

According to The Guardian, a spokesperson for Uber said that the company was going to adopt all of Holder's recommendations - to be released to employees today (12 June) - but has remained tight-lipped on Kalanick's future.

The representative for the Uber board didn't reveal the report's recommendations, saying that they would be presented to employees on Tuesday.

Under Mr Kalanick, Uber has shaken up the taxi industry in hundreds of cities and turned Uber into the world's most valuable start-up, worth almost £54 billion.

Even a temporary departure by Kalanick would be a shock for the Silicon Valley startup world, where company founders in recent years have enjoyed more autonomy and often become synonymous with their firms.

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