February 19, 2017: Susan Fowler publishes a blog post accusing Uber of allowing women’s hatred and a hostile culture towards women.
She says other women have fallen victim to the company and claims that the reliability of female site engineers has fallen from 25 percent out of 150 when she started, to 3 percent when she left.
Uber appoints Liane Hornsey as Chief Human Resources Officer, board member Arianna Huffington and general adviser Angela Padilla to assist an investigation.
Travis Kalanick, founder and former chief executive officer of Uber Inc., center, is on the trading floor during the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, May 10, 2019
February 20: Uber hires Covington & Burling partners, former US Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, to investigate the claims.
February 28: Uber asks senior executive, Amit Singhal, to leave for not revealing an allegation of sexual harassment during his time at Google.
March 1: Kalanick is photographed on camera in a curse of cruelty to driver Fawzi Kamel, who blamed the CEO for financial loss.
March 24: A report claims that five Uber employees, including Kalanick, visited a karaoke bar in Seoul three years earlier, known for offering escort services. A female employee who was with them said she had filed a complaint with HR.
June the 6th: Uber dismisses 20 employees after law firm Perkins Coie has conducted an investigation into 54 harassment claims, 47 sexual harassment, 45 unprofessional behavior and 33 bullying. They took action in 58 cases and not 100 of the 215 cases reported.
June 7: Uber fires Asia’s president, Eric Alexander, for misrepresenting a 2014 rape investigation in India, where he is reportedly showing the medical records of the alleged victim to Kalanick and senior vice-president Emil Michael. Michael was involved in the escort incident in Seoul and was number 2 of Kalnick.
Kalanick participates in The 2019 With Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019
12 June: Micheal – who reportedly suggested during a dinner in 2014 that Uber is digging up dirt with critical journalists – is leaving. Since February, marketing chief Jeff Jones, finance chief Gautam Gupta and senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal have also left.
14th of June: Kalnick takes leave indefinitely and says it is to mourn his mother who passed away the month before. Venture capitalist David Bonderman resigns from Uber’s board of directors and apologizes for interrupting board member Huffington in a staff meeting where he joked that there is likely to be more talk now that the proportion of women on the board had risen by 14 percent to 25 percent.
June 20: Uber announces ‘180 days of change’, a campaign to renew the image of the company. Under changes at the office level, the company adds improvements for drivers who said they were underpaid, including the option of tips and giving injury insurance.
21st of June: Kalanick resigns after five of Uber’s largest investors have applied for his removal. He says it’s “so Uber can go back to building instead of being distracted by another fight.” He remains on the board as a director.
December 24, 2019: Kalanick resigns from the board and sells more than $ 2 billion in shares.