Top-level firing adds to Uber’s housecleaning

A regional president was axed for sharing a rape victim’s medical records with co-workers. That follows the dismissal of 20 others in a harassment probe that could cost still others their jobs.

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Uber’s internal culture has taken another major hit.

The ride service has terminated its president of business in the Asia Pacific, Eric Alexander.

In 2014, Alexander allegedly obtained the medical records for a woman who was raped while taking an Uber ride in India. He showed the records to the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, and Uber’s senior vice president, Emil Michael.

Recode reported:

Some Uber staffers who were told about the medical report by them were disturbed to hear the executives were considering the scenario, based on their reading of the medical report, that the woman’s story was not true.

“Travis never should have looked at the report and he should have fired him immediately,” said one executive of Alexander.

Neither Kalanick, Michael nor Alexander has medical training, even though they questioned the incident based on the medical report, the sources said.

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