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 shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape and other sexual misconduct in courts and mediation instead of being locked into an arbitration hearing. "Arbitration is not a settlement (cases are decided on their merits), and, unless the parties agree to keep the process confidential, it does not prevent survivors from speaking out about their experience".
Uber is now facing a class action lawsuit in the United States for poor driver vetting that has led to a series of sexual harassment incidents, including rape.
As they are but one of many companies that have "tiny print" clauses in their agreements that require arbitration in the event of a dispute, Uber understands that nearly no consumers read these until they need to, and companies do this intentionally to avoid cost and time-consuming litigation.
Uber is due to respond in court by Wednesday about whether it will require the women in the proposed class action suit to carry out their assault claims in arbitration.
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Assault victims will also have the option to forgo a non-disclosure agreement as part of a settlement. There's no public timetable yet for when Uber will release that report.
Additionally, it will publish a "safety transparency report" that will put numbers behind sexual assaults and other incidents that occur on its platform.
But divulging the details of what happened in a sexual assault or harassment should be up to the survivor, not us. Lyft, an Uber rival, has a comparable regards to service that states users will concur deal with claims through arbitration. Several of those drivers have been convicted, and multiple cases are pending.
Making things even more complicated, sexual assault is a vastly underreported crime, with two out of three assaults going unreported to police.
Uber chief legal officer Tony West said in the statement that while arbitration "includes many benefits for individuals and companies alike" the company understands the need for other alternatives. In his blog post, West said the company met with more than 80 women's groups to develop appropriate data-collection strategies.