Uber Does An About Face On Non-Disclosure

By on May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Uber has ended forced arbitration and the requirement that passengers, drivers and employees refrain from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or assault complaints. It is an about face for a company which has been inundated with misconduct allegations recently. Uber’s move follows an announcement from Microsoft that it would allow employees to sue the company for sexual harassment, rather than handle the matter behind closed doors. Uber says it plans to release a report next year on the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, a move that follows a class-action lawsuit in California that alleges the company has failed to protect passengers from sexual predators. Some lawmakers had urged Uber to waive binding arbitration for sexual harassment complaints. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter to the company this month contending that the practice allows corporations to “cover up wrongdoing.” More than half of American workers have signed employment contracts that bar them from suing their employer for sexual harassment, gender or racial discrimination, according to a 2017 study from the Economic Policy Institute in Washington.
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