(updated) Uber is in the news again today. After a CNN investigation, Uber has decided to stop forcing passengers who are victims of sexual assault by Uber drivers into mandatory forced binding arbitration. This means the victims claims can now be heard in a real courtroom, as opposed to a Soviet Union style kangaroo court […]
Ridesharing services don’t seem like they should suffer unduly from rampant sexism, and yet when you look into it, it’s actually easy to find a startling amount of misogyny permeating Uber and, to a lesser extent, Lyft. Ridesharing apps have been an amazing invention, and there are many drivers and riders who rely very heavily […]
There are all kinds of tips out there about how to ensure that Uber and Lyft passengers stay safe. Discussions surrounding rideshare safety seem to almost exclusively focus on ensuring that the people calling for rides stay safe. This is definitely important. As awful as it is, assaults on passengers do happen, and it’s important […]
According to a complaint filed in September with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the answer is yes. A former worker claims he was fired for sticking up for other employees who were experiencing sexual harassment at the hands of a male supervisor.
A number of Uber executives have been under the microscope in the investigation, including Uber CTO Thuan Pham and former Head of Operations and current board member Ryan Graves.
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