Uber board adopts all recommendations from Eric Holder investigation
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 1:53
Kalanick did not immediately respond to requests for comment late on Saturday. Uber has repeatedly run into legal trouble with its rough-and-tumble approach to local regulations.
Uber's had a rough 2017 but the worst might be yet to come when the board meets Sunday in Los Angeles to review the findings of an internal investigation.
Fowler now works for digital payments company Stripe. Other Uber board members include David Bonderman of TPG Capital, Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital, an official representing Saudi Arabia's government investment fund, and Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington, the person said.
Uber later set up a hotline for complaints and hired the law firm of Perkins Coie to investigate. The San Francisco-based company is also facing scrutiny over the use of software meant to deceive government officials and for hiring an engineer who took confidential files when he moved from Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo driverless-car project.
After a tumultuous few weeks for Uber, we're finally seeing real changes at the company.
Board members voted unanimously to adopt all of the firm's recommendations, which were to be released to employees on Tuesday, the spokesman said.
Uber's more than 1.5 million drivers worldwide are classified as independent contractors rather than employees.
Uber has been plagued by more than sexual harassment complaints in recent months.
Michael visited an escort bar in South Korea with Kalanick and other employees in 2014.
Uber is also embroiled in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving vehicle subsidiary, Waymo, who alleges that Uber stole important documents on self-driving auto technology and faces a criminal probe for "Greyball" technology it used to mislead regulators in cities it operated in. "I am proud that our group has made so much progress toward these goals and is a leader in the company in many of these categories". However, allegations of bad corporate behavior could threaten that lead and provide an opening for other companies unless the company took action to address the charges and made changes, USA TODAY reported in February, citing the views of business and branding experts.