Sexual Harassment at Uber: How CEO’s Can Avoid the Same Mistakes

After reading the account published yesterday by Susan Fowler about the sexual harassment she confronted at Uber, I feel disturbed, distressed and angry. Not only was this course of action a clear affront to Fowler, but it also was a recipe for ongoing disaster for Uber. If the company had taken clear and decisive action to fire the manager, it would have been a clear signal throughout the company that this kind of behavior – in this case, sexual propositioning of your subordinates -is not to be tolerated.

Key Takeaways:

  • “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” doesn’t work when it comes to incidents of sexual harassment–even alleged–in your organization
  • As CEO, task your HR department with understanding gender, racial and other diversity components of various departments
  • Every CEO should be eager and willing to hear what employees have to say anonymously about his or her organization

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” doesn’t work when it comes to incidents of sexual harassment–even alleged–in your organization”

http://www.inc.com/romy-newman/sexual-harassment-at-uber-how-ceos-can-avoid-the-same-mistakes.html

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