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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

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