CNN reported in April that at least 103 Uber drivers in the USA have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers in the last four years.
"Whether to find closure, seek treatment, or become advocates for change themselves, survivors will be in control of whether to share their stories", wrote Tony West, Uber's chief legal officer, in a blog post.
'Gotham' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season on FOX
The DC Comics/Warner Bros. production Gotham will return to Fox for a fifth season, the studio revealed in a tweet today. FOX dropped Lucifer like a hot potato, surprising everyone, andLucifer's numbers are a lot better than Gotham's are.
Court records in a California class-action lawsuit revealed that the ride-sharing firm has argued that female passengers who speak up about being raped in an Uber must individually settle their cases through arbitration, a private process that often results in confidentiality agreements, The Guardian reported. However, the numbers suggest that there may be many more overall incidents of sexual assault than the cases found in the investigation.
"It's one step toward making a change, but just bringing the issue into the open doesn't solve the problem", Christensen told Reuters. That includes court proceedings like class-action lawsuits and other methods like mediation.
Following CNN's investigation and the letter, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, challenged Uber's use of forced arbitration and in a letter to CEO Dara Khosrowshahi "respectfully requested" the company end the practice.
Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance, a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.
The letter, sent on behalf of 14 women, called upon Uber's board to drop the arbitration requirement to shine a light on abusive conduct.
Department of Agriculture in an attempt to sell eggs that were "red tagged" for failing to meet minimum industry standards. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) investigators inspected the Hyde County, N.C., farm and collected samples for testing.
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But how much those exports fall will depend on the reaction of the countries that import Iranian oil: China, France, Russia, U.K. Speaking to analysts, Scaffardi said the lack of Iranian crude supplies would be a problem in terms of prices but not volumes.
Lamela tapped home to make it 3-2, then a shot was deflected off Christian Fuchs and in to make it 3-3 four minutes later. With the scores level at 4-4, Vardy slammed in an equaliser for Leicester after a deft pass by Mahrez.
Meanwhile, in NY , school districts will be holding their annual budget votes and school board elections on the same day. The district has to go to a contingency budget if voters reject a proposed budget a second time .
With the help of his brother and other Republican heavy-weights, Greg Pence was able to raise nearly $1.2 million in the race. Pence, 61, is the eldest of six siblings, a successful businessman, and a former Marine.
We do a lot of running mechanics, physical therapy, a lift of some sort, and then court work for another few hours. LeBron James , commander-in-chief of "LeBronto", played like himself in this series but more-so to the nth degree.
In Mr Trump's announcement of the withdrawal from the deal he said the agreement was "defective at its core". There was no direct evidence in Netanyahu's presentation that Iran violated the deal after signing it.
One dead, arrests in Indonesia terror raid
The first explosion took place in Surabaya's Santa Maria church, killing four people, including the suicide bomber. Later in the day, police said another family attempted to carry out an attack the Surabaya suburb of Sidoarjo .
Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt after backlash
USA airline Delta ( DAL ) and European clothing retailer Zara also came under fire over similar issues on their websites in China. The company said the product has been pulled from the Chinese market and destroyed.
China's First Home-built Aircraft Carrier Begins Sea Trials
The yet to be named vessel was launched from Dalian Shipyard in April past year and is expected to enter service in 2020. But it would still be no match in size or range to the nuclear powered vessels of the US Navy, which has 11 carriers.
Trump, Xi throw ZTE some lifeline
In April, he said: "For many years, no president wanted to go against China economically, and we're going to do it". It looks like ZTE may get a reprieve.
Mariners' Cano may need surgery on broken hand
Robinson Cano left Seattle's game at Detroit in the third inning Sunday with a broken right hand after being hit by a pitch . After a brief examination by the Seattle trainer, Cano left the game and was replaced by infielder Andrew Romine .
Experts warn Ford's F-150 problem could hurt stock
Burkie Morris of the UAW wrote that "the company doesn't know when or for how long we will be down", in a letter to the members. Production of the F-150, the most important vehicle in Ford's showrooms, has ground to a halt.
Boston Celtics set NBA East finals duel vs LeBron, Cavs
In a Philly-friendly twist, the underdog Celtics , up 3-0, were unable to keep the sleeping giant Sixers quiet for a fourth game. He complained to the official while holding onto the ball. "He kinda kept the ball away from me and tried to punch me twice".
AT&T Regrets Hiring Cohen, Ousts Executive
Is Giuliani media blitz helping or hurting President Trump? Cohen was the longtime attorney for Trump and the Trump Organization. The company said it was contacted by Mueller's office in November , though now considers its role in that inquiry closed.