Uber's policy shift, announced on Tuesday, will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, rather than being locked into an arbitration hearing. This sudden change to Uber's terms of service comes just two weeks after an investigation revealed that over the past four years, 103 Uber drivers in the United States alone have been accused of sexual misconduct. That means that the group of aforementioned women will have to resort to individual claims if they intend to sue Uber in open court.
The changes governing sexual misconduct come a month after Uber announced it will do criminal background checks on its US drivers annually and add a 911 button for summoning help in emergencies.
FBN's Gerri Willis on Uber safety concerns after one of the company's self-driving cars hit and killed a pedestrian. "So we're making it clear that Uber will not require confidentiality provisions or non-disclosure agreements to prevent survivors from talking about the facts of what happened to them".
Uber will also publish a a safety transparency report that will include data on sexual assaults and other incidents that occur through its platform.
Last August, Khosrowshahi was hired amid a wave of revelations and allegations about rampant sexual harassment in Uber's workforce, a cover-up of a massive data breach, dirty tricks and stolen trade secrets.
Rebels And Indian Troops Clash In Srinagar
The meeting further lashed out at state and central government and said that the military can't help in resolving the issues. After several hours of fighting, five militants were killed and a policeman and a soldier wounded, said S.P.
In a statement, the ride-hailing company said the last 18 months exposed a "silent epidemic of sexual assault and harassment" that Uber "is not immune to". In March 2018, Uber came under fire after court records showed it had tried to push the women in that case toward individual arbitration. That would include rides and deliveries, as well as incidents that happen before pickup or after drop-off.
"We think the numbers are going to be disturbing", said Tony West, a former government prosecutor during the Obama administration who became Uber's chief legal officer after Khosrowshahi took over. "Enabling survivors to make this choice will help to end the culture of silence that surrounds sexual violence". "We hope to open-source this methodology so we can encourage others in the ridesharing, transportation and travel industries, both private and public, to join us in taking this step". Not long after he took the job late a year ago, he wrote his own blog post in which he proclaimed: "We do the right thing". "They understand how their reputation will suffer if consumers perceive them as using arbitration to hide bad behavior". "What's most important is for individual survivors to be able to tell their individual stories".
Wildlife officers in Mesa County are now searching for the bear to make sure no one else is attacked. Officials are still tracking the animal and asked residents in the area to report any bear sightings.
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According to Facebook, "potential matches will be recommended based on dating preferences, things in common, and mutual friends". Facebook is launching its own dating service some time this year so you'll soon have a new way to find Mr. or Mrs.
The website adds that customers would have to pay Euro 519 for the 64GB storage version, while the 128GB model comes at Euro 569. In India, the events will be held at Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad.
This year, the UK's entry, singer SuRie , was mid-song when a man leapt on stage and snatched the microphone out of her hands. Britain will be represented SuRie , who will be singing " Storm " to an audience of more than 200 million people worldwide.
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Over the last decade, Google has built a strong global privacy compliance program, taking advice from regulators around the world. All but a slim minority of sporting bodies will be affected by the General Data Protection Regulation1 ( GDPR ) on some level.
The Dodgers also have Ross Stripling, although he appears to be too valuable in the bullpen to move to the rotation. Harvey has been mostly very bad since 2016, when he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome.
Unions put the number of peaceful protesters at the main rally in Paris at about 55,000, though police put it at around 20,000. The protesters were swamped with teargas and sprayed with a water cannon in an effort to disperse them.
Hollywood celebrities will walk the red carpet and attend a special dinner where the funds are raised for the Costume Institute . But others walking the NY red carpet before the Monday night event brought a certain celestial glam to their own heavenly bodies.
Federated Investors Pa stated it has 0.03% in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ). 17.13 million are held by Lone Pine Cap. It has outperformed by 22.91% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $49.46 billion company.
Man City reach 100 points to set new Premier League record
A corner from Dusan Tadic was met by Wesley Hoedt who saw his header come back off the upright and away for a goal kick. City have set competition records for wins, goals scored and points acquired during their march to glory in 2017-18.
Carriers Evaluating Ties to ZTE Amid US Ban
A United States delegation travelled to Beijing last week to discuss the brewing trade conflict with their Chinese counterparts. The firm's products depended on American chips and other components and is unable to continue operating without key supplies.
Rockets, Warriors advance to Western Conference finals
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Game 7 goes Thursday in Nashville, with the victor taking on the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference final. Rinne was making saves all night in a clutch performance to keep his team in the running for a possible Game 7 in Nashville.
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April's low unemployment rate is getting a great deal of attention in the press since a rate below 4% is a rare phenomenon. That was the fewest amount of jobs created in six months and followed an outsized gain of 324,000 in February.
NRA Opens Convention In Dallas
Pence will speak at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum on May 4. Texas is an open-carry state. "Am I missing something?" he asked on Twitter.