October 18, 2021

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Uber ordered to pay 1 1.1 million to a blind woman

Uber ordered to pay 1 1.1 million to a blind woman

Uber 1 was ordered to pay $ 1.1 million after some of these drivers refused more than a dozen times to hire a blind American and her guide dog.

Lisa Irving revealed that Uber drivers rejected her 14 times in 2016 and 2018, sometimes verbally assaulting her, her lawyer Adam Wolf told CNN on Friday.

The rejections, which “contributed to his separation from his employer” due to too much delay in work, went ahead with the decision made in his favor on March 18.

“I was humiliated, humiliated, humiliated, embarrassed, angry, frustrated and raped,” California said in a video statement.

Uber then ordered the American Arbitration Association to pay $ 324,000 in damages and more than 5,000 805,000 legal fees and court costs, which we can also read in the decision.

The carpooling company thus rejected the proposed claim, stating that it was not responsible for the violations committed by its drivers who were considered independent contractors.

“Whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors, Uber is subject to the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] Due to contractual relations with its drivers ”, ruled in the grant.

“Drivers who use the Uber app are expected to provide services to passengers with service animals and are subject to access and other laws, and we train drivers regularly on this responsibility,” the company said. Shipped in an American Chain press release.

Lawyers for the blind woman filed a petition Thursday to bring the sentence to San Francisco Superior Court, CNN reported.

This is not the first time Uber has been accused of such discrimination.

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