Kalanick & Michael Out, Martello In at Uber?

There could be one more shoe to drop, involving its CEO, Travis Kalanick, whose status remains unclear.

Full view will be published shortly. She's also coming on just as the board begins to implement the recommendations that former U.S. Attorney General and Covington & Burling partner Eric Holder have made after the investigation. Last week, Uber announced it had fired more than 20 employees for infractions like sexual harassment and discrimination following a separate investigation by a different law firm.

Uber's board of directors voted unanimously to adopt all recommendations of a report that was conducted after allegations of sexual harassment and other issues at the company came to light, according to a representative for the board.

The Financial Times reported that neither Uber nor Mr Michael would comment on whether he had resigned or been fired. Multiple media outlets reported Sunday that the board was considering a leave of absence for Kalanick. His resignation would add to a long line of Uber executives and staff exiting the company during what's been a period of seemingly never-ending turmoil.

Concerning Kalanick, it is not clear whether he could take some time away from Uber and return in a capacity with less authority, or whether he would remain as chief executive but be held accountable on a much more scrutinised level, suggested a report from Reuters news agency.

In March, Uber president Jeff Jones quit amid the swirling controversy.

Earlier this year, Uber's general counsel recommended that Emil Michael take a leave of absence until the results of the Holder report were delivered.

The Uber board is reportedly considering asking CEO Travis Kalanick to temporarily step aside, with big changes planned for Uber's management practices.

The company has more than 12,000 employees and more than 1.5 million drivers worldwide, who are classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

Holder's broad probe into Uber's office culture was launched after public complaints about sexism rocked the company earlier this year. Top candidates for a management committee include operational leads Rachel Holt, Andrew Macdonald, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, along with product chief Daniel Graf, and potentially human resources head Liane Hornsey, the people said. Last week, the company said it hired Frances Frei, a Harvard Business School professor, as senior vice president for strategy and leadership, and Apple Inc.'s Bozoma Saint John as chief brand officer. Now, the board of directors has to make a decision on how to responsibly manage the structure of a company that's privately valued at nearly $US70 ($93) billion.

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