Last week Susan J. Fowler wrote a scathing blog post about her time working at Uber. She alleges sexual harassment is rampant at Uber, and her story seems quite compelling. Susan is not the first person to make such allegations, but for some reason her story got a lot of play. Slate wonders if Uber can ever reform itself, the firm has a long history of these kinds of allegations and other bad behavior.
Uber has retained former attorney general Eric Holder to work with Arianna Huffington, who sits on Uber’s board, to investigate these allegations.
Eric Holder is the only sitting member of the Cabinet to be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. In case you forgot, the ATF field offices in Arizona instructed licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw purchasers (which is a felony), with the hopes that they could track the guns to Mexican drug cartels. More than 2,000 guns were allowed to be sold during this initiative, only 710 of them have been recovered, and there have been no arrests of high level cartel members as a result of the operation. These tracked weapons were found at many crime scenes on both sides of the US-Mexico border, and several were found at the crime scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed.
Uber wants it to look like they really care about fixing their toxic culture, but the guy they hired has a history of breaking the law to protect his boss. If Uber really wanted things to change, they would have selected someone else to lead this investigation.