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Senior Uber executive fired for not disclosing sexual harassment case at Google

The news comes at a time when Uber is embroiled in a sexual harassment case after one of its employees wrote a blogspot describing how sexism forced her to leave the company. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2017, 04.02 AM (IST)

Uber's senior vice-president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has been forced to quit after reports of sexual harassment against him surfaced at his previous employer Alphabet Inc's Google, reported Reuters citing a report in Recode.

He was appointed last month and was closely working with the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick. 

Reports suggest that he was asked by Travis to resign after Recode informed the company about the allegations against him.

Amit Singhal is a highly regarded technologist at Silicon Valley and was working as senior vice-president, search at Google before he resigned, reported Recode.

The news comes at a time when Uber is embroiled in a sexual harassment case after one of its employees wrote a blogspot describing how sexism forced her to leave the company.

The employee, an engineer, wrote in her blog post how she received sexual advances from her manager and that when she reported the matter to the HR, it failed to take any action. 

Uber has hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to look into her claims.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)
 

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