Top Uber executive disciplined after probe into office conduct: WSJ
An Uber representative registers people on their smartphone during the kick off of a citywide jobs tour in the Queens borough of New York on July 21, 2015. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

Uber’s head of corporate development, Cameron Poetzscher, was disciplined after a probe found he had a pattern of making sexually suggestive comments about other co-workers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the investigation.


When the findings of the probe by an outside law firm were presented to an internal panel, some panel members argued he should be terminated, the WSJ reported.

In November, Uber gave Poetzscher a formal warning, reduced his annual bonus and mandated sensitivity coaching, according to the report.

Poetzscher, who is still with the company, in a statement to the WSJ said he was “rightfully disciplined” by Uber.

Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Poetzscher did not immediately respond to a Reuters query on LinkedIn.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr