A top-level executive at Uber has left the company, and its CEO is reportedly considering stepping aside for a bit.
Emil Michael was a senior vice president for Uber. He's often described as the right-hand man of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
Michael's exit comes after Uber's board received the results of an independent probe, headed by former Attorney General Eric Holder, looking into the company's culture. Michael's departure was reportedly one of the recommendations made in that probe.
In an internal email announcing his departure, Michael praised Uber's diversity and called working there "the experience of a lifetime." It's not clear whether he left the company voluntarily.
Now, Kalanick is reportedly thinking about a leave of absence, though that may not be tied to any report. He's still coping with the loss of his mother and the serious injury of his father in a boating acccident.