Uber’s board discussing leave of absence for Travis Kalanick

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In a bid to put things back on track for the embattled cab-aggregator Uber, the company's board is mulling Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from his position as well as some sweeping changes to the company’s management practices, according to media reports.


The board met on Sunday to discuss the recommendations contained within the report it commissioned from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, which reportedly included a suggestion that Uber SVP Emil Michael, a trusted confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick, be asked to leave the company.

Apparently, the company's Board of Directors has voted unanimously to implement all of the recommendations of the report.

"The Uber Board met today with Eric Holder and Tammy Albarrán. The Board unanimously voted to adopt all the recommendations of the Holder Report. The recommendations will be released to the employees on Tuesday," a representative for the Board said in a statement.


Though the most significant agenda in Sunday's meet-up was whether or not cofounder and embattled CEO Travis Kalanick should take a leave of absence, the details of the same should be made public on Tuesday.

Uber has been struggling with a lot of bad publicity in recent months. From Susan Fowler's sexual harassment allegations or its deteriorated work culture to a top executive illegally obtaining a rape victim’s medical records or its CEO's behavioural issues, nothing seems to be going in Uber's favour.

Holder report comes on the heels of Perkins Coie's report on sexual harassment and other employee concerns at the company that led to the firing of over 20 employees.