Uber executive resigns after sexual harassment allegations come to light

The company’s chief asked its senior vice president of engineering to step down after learning that he left Google amid accusations of inappropriate behavior.

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A company executive—who failed to inform Uber that he was the subject of a sexual harassment investigation during his tenure at Google—resigned.

Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, announced last week that an investigation would be launched regarding a former employee’s claims of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace. On Monday, Kalanick asked the company’s senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, to tender his resignation. Singhal complied.

This came after a Recode reporter informed Uber about Singhal’s time at Google, where a fellow employee accused him of sexual harassment. An internal investigation reportedly found those claims to be “credible.” Singhal at the time denied those allegations.

Singhal told Recode in an email:

Harassment is unacceptable in any setting. I certainly want everyone to know that I do not condone and have not committed such behavior. In my 20-year career, I’ve never been accused of anything like this before and the decision to leave Google was my own.

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