sparking ferocious global outrage and prompting a major investigation.
Later that month The New York Times published a bombshell piece suggesting the Fowler case was not isolated. Uber employees cited in the article described the work environment as Hobbesian and said that employees were sometimes pitted against one another. A blind eye, the article claimed, was turned to violations from top performers.
Since then investors – who have pumped millions into the app and are terrified what the string of scandals could mean for their returns – have blasted the company for its alleged culture of bullying. Google has sued Uber for intellectual property theft. A senior vice-president at the company was asked to leave after it emerged he