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Uber to pay a blind woman $1.1M after drivers stranded her 14 times

Uber to pay a blind woman $1.1M after drivers stranded her 14 times

Uber has been ordered to pay a blind passenger $1.1M following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior. San Francisco Bay Area resident Lisa Irving made the claim against Uber in 2018. She alleged that the behavior from drivers continued despite her complaints.

Chris
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Pierre
Pierre 1 weeks

I feel like the drivers have a right to know that they will be driving a dog. If you don't inform them beforehand, I can understand then not wanting a dog in their car.

Lucifer Neverchanges
Lucifer Neverchanges 1 weeks

What was the quality of her character all those times? Because I know I would have to be really pissed off to kick a client out of my car. I don't think every single driver would be that kind of asshole. But I am willing to be wrong here.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 1 weeks

14 times? I'm sure there was a reason she didn't learn the first time. Kind of like glue in your hair... No one should have had to tell you, somehow the rest of us just knew it was a bad idea.

James
James 1 weeks

With that kind of money, carefully invested, she can now afford her own personal driver.

geckouni
geckouni 1 weeks

What will Uber do to change the behaviour of the driver after paying $1.1m?

R_Forde
R_Forde 1 weeks

I have a feeling she will never see the money.

Prince Azmiran
Prince Azmiran 1 weeks

I guess uber is being pushed more and more to act like an employer. Dont think that was the intention behind their service in the first place though.

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