23 July 2021
Uber pays $ 1 million to visually impaired woman

Uber pays $ 1 million to visually impaired woman


Uber, in a lawsuit filed for her drivers’ refusal to carry a visually impaired woman and her dog 1.1 million He agreed to pay compensation of dollars. The firm has been used before for the same reason. 2.6 million dollars had paid compensation.

Uber experienced the same case in 2014

Uber’a 2014 In 1900, he was sued for discriminating against visually impaired people and their guide dogs. After two years of lawsuit, the firm 2.6 million He was sentenced to pay compensation of dollars. He had also committed to change his policy. But Uber, Stating that he is not able to go to work now and misses the church services on Christmas Eve with birthday celebrations. blind sentenced to pay another $ 1.1 million to a woman.

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As the reason for the punishment, Uber the victimization of the visually impaired women by their drivers was shown. Because the drivers refused to carry the woman and her guide dog on exactly 14 different occasions. Also these 14 events 2016 It happened after the event that ended in 1900 and caused the company to change its policy. The San Francisco Chronicle to newspaper speaking a judge on the subject “Uber “He overlooked the undisciplined behavior of drivers who discriminate against disabled people”.

The judge also Uber’in under investigation, he accused inspectors of in some cases counseling drivers to find non-discriminatory reasons for the refusal to drive, or even training them to defend themselves.

Besides, the plaintiff is visually impaired Lisa Irving, could not get all the money. Because the Judge 324 thousand dollars decided to pay compensation. If the rest is money (805 bin 313 dollars) He went to legal costs, including lawyer’s fees. Irving also a Uber He stated that his driver threatened to leave the dog on the road because he was making a voice and was rejected more than 60 times.


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