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Uber’s reputation has suffered in recent months because of issues over its workplace culture.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, will take a leave of absence from the ride-hailing company, according to an internal email sent to employees.

Mr. Kalanick said he would be taking a leave in order to work on himself and reflect on building a “world class leadership team” for the company. He did not specify how long he will take away from the company.

His leave precedes the disclosure of a report on Uber, conducted by former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his law firm, Covington & Burling.

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