Uber's founder quits after a chaotic six months spell

Jun 21, 2017, 7:11 AM EDT
Uber founder Travis Kalanick
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Amid mounting pressure from the largest shareholders, Uber founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as the company’s CEO, putting an end to a dreadful span of last six months as the ride-sharing firm drew sharp scrutiny over its culture and workplace practices.

The company, hailed as a trailblazer in the global taxi industry, has been roiled by a series of scandals and controversies such as sexual harassment at workplace allegations, theft of trade secrets and departure of top executives, notes the BBC.

In an attempt to get back on track, Uber has recently sacked over 20 staff over incidents of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and bullying, writes The Guardian.

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