Uber investigates “abhorrent” sexism claims
Uber ride sharing company has said it would not make “urgent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment in the company.
Blog post written by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler detailed a series of cases during her time at the company.
“What she described it is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in,” Uber coach Travis Kalanick in a statement.
“Anyone who behaves in this way, or is believed that this is OK to be shot.”
It is the latest controversy to surround the company, especially with regard to issues about the treatment of women in the company.
Ms. Fowler wrote that shortly after joining the company based in San Francisco, made a new manager with sexual harassment towards it.
“He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, but he can not help to get trouble, because he was looking for a woman to have sex with him.”: Started
The lack of diversity
After reporting the incident to human resources, he said Ms. Fowler was told it would take no further action as it was “the first crime.” She said she was told she must try and join the alternative team in the company.
From here, you go to the list of many instances where I felt badly treated. Remember, the data – which the Populimag is unable to verify – that the number of female engineers in the company have fallen over the past year.
Unlike Google, Apple, Facebook and others, Uber choose not to disclose figures on diversity in the company.
Sunday evening, Mr. Kalanick responded to the allegations.
“I just read a blog Susan Fowler.
“It’s the first time you come to my attention that I have instructed until the new Lian Hornsey, we have a chief executive for human resources, to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations.
“We are striving to make the uber workplace fair and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior in Uber.”
Populimag has reached that many prominent investors Uber for comment.
Posted on Twitter, Jason Calacanis – investor early in the company – wrote: “What is the [Ms. Fowler describes is clear that it is not acceptable that the trust management to take swift action.”
“Leather jacket reward”
Grade bring concerns about discrimination on the basis of sex in Silicon Valley once again to the fore – with a blog post Ms. Fowler provoke the feeling of deja vu for many in the industry.
While Ms. Fowler has been publishing for Uber, many pointed out on Sunday that her experience was immediately recognized for other women working for companies in Silicon Valley and the technology industry on a larger scale.
That said, some of the tales in detail in 3000 the word Last Ms. Fowler set of shock to the farcical.
After submission of the initial complaint about her manager, she was threatened with access to tens of negative performance review – which makes it difficult to get promotions or transfers with the company.
She had been to preserve evidence e-mail from her complaint.
One of the cases involved more exotic leather jackets. Ms. Fowler described how the team had promised to leather jackets as they thank you for their work, and the measure as a team for the right sizes.
Wrote Ms. Fowler: “One day, all of the women (there was, I think, six of us left in the organization) received an email saying that there is no leather jackets are being ordered for women because there was not a sufficient number of women in the organization to justify placing an order.
“I replied, and said that I was sure Uber could find room in the budget to buy leather jackets for, what, six women if they can afford to buy them for more than one hundred and twenty men.
“Director answered back, saying that if we women really want equality, then we have to realize that we get equality by lack of access to leather jackets.”
“Setting an end.”
Since being founded in 2009, Uber has gained a reputation as a company that adopts Silicon Valley called “bro” culture, and work environments masculine male-dominated.
This view has been exacerbated by three years ago when he quipped Mr. Kalanick, in an interview with the magazine GQ, the customized service for women can be called “Boober”.
In 2014, Buzzfeed reported that Uber executive Emil Michael suggested the company would spend money on digging up dirt on Sarah Lacy, a journalist for the technology, which the company accused the women haters.
The latter, the most detailed of the work in the company’s culture is perhaps the most damaging criticism so far.
“When I joined Uber, you are part of the organization was more than 25% of women,” wrote Ms. Fowler.
“By the time he was trying to transfer to another organization [Engineering], and that number has dropped to less than 6%.
“The women were transferred outside the organization, and those who were unable to quit smoking or preparing to finish the transfer.”
It now works on the tape payments company, also based in San Francisco.