Uber and Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims
16 May, 2018, 12:45 | Author: Gladys Mathis
This means individual riders or drivers in the US can choose to pursue allegations of sexual assault or harassment in open courts, and not just in closed arbitration hearings.
The new rules mark another conciliatory move made by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (kahs-row-SHAH'-hee).
Uber and Lyft have ended forced arbitration for sexual assault cases brought by passengers, drivers and employees.
Arbitration clauses have played a role in high-profile settlements involving film mogul Harvey Weinstein and others, enabling accusations and settlements to be made in secret.
Customers previously waived many of their rights when signing up for the services.
Fourteen women are attempting to sue Uber over sexual assaults and harassment they faced from drivers. "So moving forward, survivors will be free to choose to resolve their individual claims in the venue they prefer: in a mediation where they can choose confidentiality; in arbitration, where they can choose to maintain their privacy while pursuing their case; or in open court. Whether to find closure, seek treatment, or become advocates for change themselves, survivors will be in control of whether to share their stories".
USA will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'
Commerce Department to put the order forbidding American firms from selling parts and providing services to it, on hold. ZTE, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, suspended its main operations after the U.S.
Uber also plans to publish a safety transparency report, including data on sexual assaults and other incidents that happen on the stand. Uber has yet to bring out the details of exactly what this report will entail including what time period it will cover, but it is supposed to include the number of sexual assault complaints the company has established. While it's easy to pick on individual companies like Uber for having policies like this, the truth is that they're just doing what all companies do. In April, a CNNinvestigation identified more than 100 Uber drivers accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers in the past four years.
Rival ride-hail service Lyft also saw the light today, following Uber'sannouncement with one of its own-and taking a shot at its rival in the process.
A spokeswoman for Uber told NPR that the company has been considering a change to its arbitration policy for several months. He joined Uber as the company was going under a public and top of the food chain transformation. Those alleging assault who wish to be part of a class action suit are still bound by the arbitration clause.
"It starts with improving our product and policies, but it requires so much more, and we're in it for the long haul", West concluded in the post.
Following the reporter's examination and the letter, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, challenged Uber's use of forced arbitration and in a letter to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi "respectfully asked for" the business end the practice.
MangoTV, which has exclusive rights to telecast the show in China, also blurred out rainbow flags in the audience. Such censorship is perhaps unsurprising from a country which has a history of media censorship.
A deserved draw for Huddersfield against Chelsea has put the Swans in an uncomfortable situation but the battle isn't over yet . They can go down only if they lose, Swansea City beat Stoke City and there is a ten-goal swing in the Welsh club's favour.
Under British law, the first six people in the line of succession to the throne must obtain the queen's permission to Wednesday . Ralph & Russo are the leading favourites to design Meghan's wedding dress at odds of 1/4, according to Ladbrokes.
It takes the DB11 AMR to accelerate from 0-100km/h 3.7 seconds which is two tenths faster than the normal auto . Pricing starts at £174,995 in Britain, with the limited edition model costing Pricing starts at £201,995.
And while it's still Golden State's conference until the Rockets prove otherwise, many are tipping Houston to take the series. Rajon Rondo finished with 11 rebounds, but the Pelicans also committed 19 turnovers, which led 21 Warriors points.
Kante helped Chelsea FC to keep Liverpool FC's attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah muted in west London. I think, I think so. "Prior to the Huddersfield game we were in good form but that's not an excuse".
Modi offered prayers at the famous Janaki temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, after which he flagged off the bus service. PM Modi agreed saying, "Cooperation in boosting connectivity, through waterways and railways was actively discussed".
Brolin's Cable looks great and when he and DP finally get a chance to do more than punch each other, it's quite nice. Still, the overall advance buzz is good as Deadpool 2 looks to upset other titles at the Memorial Day box office.
Brad Stevens didn't receive a single vote for NBA Coach of the Year, but his impact on the Celtics is understood by LeBron. Yet, although they've had some major setbacks, Stevens hasn't been acknowledged for his great achievement.
Bad News For Galaxy Note 9, Good News For Galaxy S10
Unlike its more expensive models, the Galaxy J6 bezels are noticeably thicker and body uses plastic instead of glass or metal. To recall, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 sports a 9.7-inch QXGA Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Iran condemns Israel's strikes on Syria - diplomat
The spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Matt Frei Israel doesn't want war with any of its neighbours. Syrian state TV and the Observatory said police forces are getting ready to enter the area on Friday to guarantee security.