The women seeking class-action status asked for compensation for suffering but also for a judge to order an injunction to force Uber to change its policies including implementing stricter driver background checks.
The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of California on Tuesday, is on behalf of women passengers who experienced "rape, sexual assault, physical violence or gender-motivated harassment" by Uber drivers. As alleged, the recent #MeToo campaign has exposed the heinous acts that female riders have been forced to endure during Uber rides.
The plaintiffs in the case call for more transparency from Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who recently overhauled the company's values to include: "We do the right thing".
"Instead, over the last seven years, Uber has done everything possible to continue using low-priced, woefully inadequate background checks on drivers and has failed to monitor drivers for any violent or inappropriate conduct after they are hired", it adds.
The women claim that while patronizing the ride-sharing company, drivers sexually assaulted them. "These allegations are important to us and we take them very seriously".
An Uber spokesperson said: "Uber received this complaint today and we are in the process of reviewing it". According to the suit, the company through which Uber runs background checks is more cursory and only goes back seven years into an applicants history.
The suit was filed by Wigdor LLP, a NY law firm that has previously represented women who were allegedly victims of sexual violence at the hands of Uber drivers.
Uber has also been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after it turned out that the recent NY terror suspect was one of its drivers. The company was banned from New Delhi in 2014 after a driver allegedly raped one of his passengers.
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Paul is expected to vote on administration confirmation hearings and the Republican tax reform bill this week. Paul said there will be a criminal prosecution in this case, and added that he is recovering as expected .
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Along similar lines, Nintendo is set to launch a Netflix-like service for classic retro games on its Switch platform in 2018. When Kotaku reached out to GameStop about the suspension, the company said "program limitations" were largely to blame.
Watford have issued a hands off warning to Everton , and will not entertain another approach for manager Marco Silva . Dyche, thought to be keen on talking to Everton, would cost £2.5 million in compensation.
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If the $61.76 price target is reached, the company will be worth $3.42B less. (The) by 9.4% in the second quarter. Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of The TJX Cos.by 0.9% in the first quarter.
Now an undeveloped patch of desert 45 minutes west of Phoenix, the future of Belmont might hinge on old-fashioned infrastructure. Several big players working on autonomous vehicles including Intel, Uber and Waymo are testing innovations in Arizona.
Seahawks sign cornerback Byron Maxwell
Maxwell excelled in Seattle's defensive system, which helped him get the lucrative contract from the Eagles in the 2015 offseason. But Maxwell lasted only one season in Philadelphia, shipped off to Miami along with Kiko Alonso in what amounted to salary dumps.
Over 400 Millionaires Ask That GOP Not Approve Tax Overhaul
And while those polled did not think that the middle class will benefit most, an overwhelming majority thought that they should. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released .
Old £10 note to disappear next year
The old paper £10 note will no longer be legal tender from 1 March 2018, the Bank of England has announced. But the old note can still be exchanged by the Bank after the cut-off date.
Robbers dig tunnel to rob bank in Navi Mumbai
The robbery is believed to have taken place at a branch of Bank of Baroda in the Juninagar area near Navi Mumbai early Sunday. When the customer and a bank officer entered the locker room, they found that 27 lockers had been looted.