#Uber’s crime spree may be over; #Uber’s crime boss may be done

Uber’s board of directors held an emergency meeting Sunday to wrestle with major decisions on the future of the ride-hailing company.

On the agenda was a potential leave of absence for CEO Travis Kalanick.

Board members also discussed the results of a months-long investigation into Uber’s company culture by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling.

A representative for the board said the directors “unanimously voted” to adopt the Holder report’s recommendations, which will be shared with employees Tuesday.

Holder recommended the departure of a controversial top executive, Emil Michael, the New York Times reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.

The past few months have seen a level of scandal and criticism that threatens to overwhelm the company. Experts say the board’s attempt to rein in Kalanick is a long-overdue move to fix Uber’s reputation as a cultishly aggressive workplace that often thumbs its nose at the law.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


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