Uber senior executive resigns amid harassment accusation

Uber senior executive resigns amid harassment accusation

San Francisco (Staff Report): The well-funded transportation company Uber's senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal, is out after a sexual harassment complaint. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asked Singhal to resign Monday morning, US media reported.

A renowned figure in Silicon Valley Singhal, worked at Google for 15 years before retiring early2016. Later he was hired by Uber as senior vice president of engineering.

The investigations about the complaint at Google were exposed in a background check done on Singhal before being hired by Uber, international media reported.

In a statement published in American newspapers, Singhal condemned harassment in any setting and said "I do not condone and have not committed such behavior."

Allegation of sexism, cut-throat management, and a toxic work environment have Uber trying to pull its image out of a skid as competition revs in the on-demand ride market.

Uber hired former attorney general Eric Holder to review workplace conditions after ex-employee Susan Fowler alleged sexual harassment and sexism at the firm in a detailed online post.

Controversies threaten to revive a #DeleteUber campaign triggered by Kalanick´s short-lived plan to be part of a business advisory group for US President Donald Trump.