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Uber Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations from Former Employee - blogged by @LoveRubyWoo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2017 hasn't been kind to #Uber. Last month, thousands of people started a campaign to delete Uber off their phones after the company decided not to participate in a taxi strike during #Trump's refugee ban. Additionally, it was discovered that their CEO, #TravisKalanick, was on Trump's economic advisory council. Now, to make matters worse, the company has been exposed by a former employee for allegedly covering up acts of sexual harassment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Susan Fowler, who worked at Uber as an engineer from November 2015 to December 2016, claims in a recent blog post that she was sexually harassed by her manager. Furthermore, she claims that she reported the incident to HR, who refused to do anything about her manager's behavior except have a discussion with him about it. As Fowler met and talked to other female engineers at the company, she found out that she was not alone and that her manager had been harassing multiple women. Once again, Fowler and the other women tried talking to HR but they still refused to reprimand him. Instead, Fowler was the one who began receiving poor performance reviews and getting treated unfairly on the job. A fed up Fowler eventually decided to leave Uber late last year. This past weekend, she published a blog post to open up about her experience there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of these allegations, Kalanick has called for an urgent investigation into Fowler's claims. He says that this is the first time he was made aware of these matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber," Kalanick said in a statement. "Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, it looks like the damage has already been done, as evidenced by the revival of the #DeleteUber hashtag on social media. It's only February, and Uber has already taken some major hits this year. It's time for the company to do some serious damage control before their brand is permanently ruined.