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Uber reportedly ignored repeated sexual harassment by manager

A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthermore, she says she was threatened with firing for reporting sexist emails and other issues. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has responded, calling what she describes as “abhorrent” and …

A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthermore, she says she was threatened with firing for reporting sexist emails and other issues. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has responded, calling what she describes as “abhorrent” and saying “anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.”

Fowler signed up with Uber in 2015 as a site reliability engineer. She claims that shortly after starting, a manager messaged her saying he was in an open relationship and looking for sexual liaisons. “It was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR,” she said.

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Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. Read More…

Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.

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Sexual harassment case against Taj CEO Rakesh Sarna made it tougher for Cyrus Mistry

The handling of a sexual harassment case against Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL) boss Rakesh Sarna may have been among the factors that led to the shock dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons on October 24, when Ratan Tata took back the reins at the group’s holding company until a successor is …

The handling of a sexual harassment case against Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL) boss Rakesh Sarna may have been among the factors that led to the shock dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons on October 24, when Ratan Tata took back the reins at the group’s holding company until a successor is found.

While the woman concerned left the Tata group a year ago, Mistry’s office said he had strictly followed protocols and that an inquiry was ongoing. It rebuffed suggestions that there had been a delay in starting an investigation against the former Hyatt executive who’d been handpicked by Mistry to revive IHCL, which runs the Taj group of hotels.

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