Mass Firing At Uber In Fallout Of Sexual Harassment Investigation | NBC Nightly News


EMPLOYEES.
WE GET LATE DETAILS
FROM NBC NEWS BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY, JOLENE
KENT.
>>Reporter: AT LEAST 20 TERMINATIONS AT
UBER AFTER A LAW FIRM
INVESTIGATED 215 CLAIMS OF SEXUAL
HARASSMENT, BULLYING
AND INAPPROPRIATE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR BY
CURRENT AND FORMER
STAFF. THE ACTION SPARKED BY
FORMER ENGINEER, SUSAN
FOWLER WHO DESCRIBED REPEATED UNWANTED
SEXUAL ADVANCES BY HER
BOSS IN A FEBRUARY BLOG POST.
SHE SAID IT WAS CLEAR
HE WAS TRYING TO GET ME TO HAVE SEX WITH
HIM.
WHEN FOWLER REPORTED THE INCIDENTS TO HUMAN
RESOURCES, SHE SAYS
THAT WERE SWEPT UNDER THE RUG AND HER BOSS
WAS CALLED A HIGH
PERFORMER WHO MANAGEMENT WOULDN’T
FEEL COMFORTABLE
PUNISHING. UBER CEO, TRAVIS
KALANICK LAUNCHED AN
INVESTIGATION AND SAID HIS ACTIONS WERE
ABHORRENT FROM
ANYTHING UBER BELIEVES IN AND SAYS ANY WHO
THINKS THIS IS OKAY
WILL BE FIRED. HE WAS LATER COUNT ON
CAMERA LOSING HIS
TEMPER WITH HIS OWN UBER DRIVER.
LEADING AN
INVESTIGATION INTO THE 12,000 COMPANY.
>>THERE IS NO
ORGANIZATION IN THIS COMPANY.
THEY DIDN’T BOTHER TO
PUT INTO PLACE. >>Reporter:
YESTERDAY, UBER HIRED
FRANCIS FRI TO OVERSEE AN ORGANIZATIONAL
TRANSFORMATION AND CEO
KALANICK DEALING WITH A BOATING TRILLION,
HIS MOTHER KILLED IN
THE ACCIDENT LAST WEEK AND FATHER BADLY
INJURED.
>>Reporter: SO FAR