Uber has spent the past two weeks embroiled in its biggest PR (and HR) crisis ever.
But according to a report in Business Insider, the company’s head of operations, Ryan Graves, has been missing from the office. Graves used to oversee HR in his role in operations, and was Uber’s first CEO before Travis Kalanick.
As per a Business Insider source, Graves has “vanished from the office, hasn’t been seen or heard from in days.” Uber employees speculated to BI that Graves’ absence meant he could be the one taking the fall for Uber’s harassment scandal.
Uber’s current mess of problems started when Susan Fowler Rigetti, a former engineer at the company, published a blog post outlining the discrimination, harassment, and sexism she and other women faced at Uber. Her blog post was followed by similar stories from other women who worked at Uber, then, allegations that Uber was trying to discredit her, a video of Kalanick yelling at an Uber driver, and to top it all off, news that Uber ran a secret program to evade government officials who were using the app. Read more…