Uber employees have begun circulating a petition asking its board of directors to allow CEO Travis Kalanick to stay at the company.
Uber announced on Tuesday that Kalanick was resigning over pressure from five major shareholders.
However, employees have come to the defense of the founder of the ride-hailing firm in the form of an internal email obtained by Recode.
"Nobody is perfect, but I fundamentally believe he can evolve into the leader Uber needs today and that he's critical to its future success," the email reads. "I want the Board to hear from Uber employees that it's made the wrong decision in pressuring Travis to leave and that he should be reinstated in an operational role."
The email reportedly directs employees to a link to what looks to be an internal Uber site, asking staffers to show their support for Kalanick.
"My ask is simple: one click (and an optional note) to express your support for Travis' return. The form is totally anonymous. I will deliver the results to the Board," the email said.
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