The popular ride-sharing company Uber is once again in a serious legal situation, and this time hundreds of women are taking the company to court. According to a recent report, more than 500 female passengers have filed a formal lawsuit against Uber due to repeated sexual assault allegations.
As reported by @TheHill, represented by the San Francisco-based law firm Slater Slater Schulman, more than 500 women came together file a formal complaint against Uber, citing allegations that they were “kidnapped, falsely imprisoned, stalked, harassed and raped” by contract drivers registered on the ride-sharing platform. The lawsuit further alleges that Uber was well aware of the seriousness of the misconduct reported since 2014, but failed to intervene.
Adam Slater, one of the attorneys in the lawsuit, issued a statement regarding the Uber lawsuit and stated that the company was “slow and incompetent” and should have done more to resolve the issue. sexual assault allegations. “While the company has acknowledged this sexual assault crisis in recent years, its actual response has been slow and inadequate, with dire consequences,” he said.
Slater continued, criticizing Uber and highlighting what the company can do to further ensure the safety of its passengers. “There is so much more Uber can do to protect passengers: add cameras to prevent assaults, implement stronger background checks on drivers, create a system to warn when drivers are not leaving. on the way to the destination,” he said.
After formally filing the lawsuit, an Uber spokesperson noted that the company is working to ensure that all reports of sexual assault are taken “seriously.”
In addition, an Uber representative said: “Nothing is more important than safety, which is why Uber has built new safety features, established survivor-centered policies. and more transparency about serious incidents. While we cannot comment on pending litigation, we will continue to keep safety at the heart of our work. “
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