Uber Sex Assault Class Action Filed by 2 Women

Uber Hit With Another Sexual Assault Lawsuit

A spokesperson for Uber responded to the lawsuit, telling us, "Uber received this complaint today and we are in the process of reviewing it".

"Uber must make drastic changes to prevent another female rider from harm", said Jeanne Christensen, a partner at Wigdor.

Uber, along with Lyft, in fact left Austin in 2015 after the city council approved an ordinance that required the companies to use fingerprint-based background checks for their drivers.

USA Today reported that the women are alleging that Uber's lax screening of its drivers has subjected thousands of female passengers to a range of sexual harassment or sex assault.

The lawsuit was filed by the NY firm Wigdor LLP, which is suing Uber in a separate case on behalf of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India.

"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", the lawsuit states.

Uber has been hit with yet another lawsuit, after two women filed a class action legal complaint accusing the company of not doing enough to protect riders from rape, which they claim to be direct victims of.

In the complaint, the women argue that Uber driver screenings only go back seven years.

Two anonymous women filed a complaint against Uber in a Northern California district court on Tuesday, with hopes of attaining class-action status on behalf of customers in the USA who were "subject to rape, sexual assault, physical violence or gender-motivated violence or harassment by their Uber driver in the last four years".

It says Uber has skirted regulators by classifying itself as a technology company but it is essentially a taxi company with drivers that should be considered employees.

The lawsuit describes all the access Uber provides for drivers to commit sexual assault.

But this complaint wants to re-litigate both those issues. It is time for Uber to 'Do the right thing.

Reviews of Uber driver applications by two USA states, Maryland and MA, have led to rejections of thousands more applications than under Uber's own system. The company was banned from New Delhi in 2014 after a driver allegedly raped one of his passengers.

Uber, however, insisted that only 170 of those had claims of sexual assault and that the rest may have been "reports from riders who were making claims about sexual assault on other transport services, discussions about sexual assaults in the news, and reports about passengers who got into cars that were not Uber vehicles and were then sexually assaulted".

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