Uber Exec Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegation

Uber Exec Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegation

"The top engineering executive at Uber has resigned, adding to the company’s turmoil a week after the company found itself in an unrelated sexual harassment firestorm.

Amit Singhal, whose hire was announced just five weeks ago, failed to disclose that he had left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation, according to the tech blog Recode.

Uber launches 'urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims Singhal denied the allegation and said he left Google a year ago for his own reasons.

The dustup is just the latest sign of turmoil at Uber, which last week found itself in an unrelated sexual harassment firestorm. That stemmed from a detailed essay published by a former female Uber engineer, who charged that her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about sexual advances from her boss. In the post about her year at Uber, she said the company’s human resources department ignored her complaints because her boss was a high performer.”*


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