Uber is getting rid of its forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment allegations

Amy Scott May 21, 2018
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Uber is getting rid of its forced arbitration policy for sexual harassment allegations

Amy Scott May 21, 2018
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Uber is changing how it deals with sexual harassment and assault claims. Employees, drivers and riders will no longer be forced into arbitration, a process that critics say often favors corporations. The decision comes after survivors of alleged assault by Uber drivers pushed the company to let their cases go to court. Rival Lyft quickly scrapped its binding arbitration agreements, too. And both companies said they will no longer require that settlements of misconduct claims be kept confidential. The changes are part of Uber’s campaign to restore public trust.

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