17 May Former Uber exec who obtained medical records of rape victim may sue Uber
Eric Alexander, the president of business in the Asia Pacific for Uber, was fired last year after it was revealed he obtained the medical records of an Uber passenger in India who was raped. The sexual assault of one of its passengers led to a host of problems–and eventual reform–for Uber in India, but, as Recode reported, Alexander was allegedly among some of the executives at the company who didn’t believe the sexual assault incident was entirely true. In order to investigate, Alexander somehow obtained the rape victim’s medical files and allegedly even shared them with former CEO Travis Kalanick. In 2017 Uber ended up firing Alexander over the incident.
Now Alexander is threatening to sue Uber for alleged offenses including disparagement and wrongful termination, according to sources who spoke to Recode. Moreover, in a letter sent to Uber last week, Alexander listed numerous female executives at Uber who he says targeted him in media reports and inside the company. While Uber has not publicly commented on Alexander’s potential lawsuit, Recode says sources close to Uber have told them that it plans to defend any lawsuits brought on by Alexander.
Source: Fast Company