"Instead, 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".
"On notice of the magnitude of the number of passengers who have experienced sexual harassment and gender-based violence, Uber should have made drastic changes to the way that it screens and monitors drivers, as well as advancing safety measures on its app and in vehicles, and disclosed the truth to consumers about its insurance coverage during rides", the lawsuit says.
Uber, valued at $68 billion, is one of the largest ride-hailing services on the planet, operating in about 70 countries.
Earlier this year, a woman raped by an Uber driver in India sued the company. Uber and Lyft returned to the city this May after the Texas Legislature passed a bill that, in part, allowed the rideshare titans to avoid collecting drivers' fingerprints. Female drivers also said that passengers had sexually harassed them.
The lawsuit, which describes the details of the assaults faced by the two plaintiffs, seeks damages for plaintiffs and to force Uber to take steps to prevent assault by drivers.
The old £10 note will go out of circulation in March 2018
It will stop being legal tender then, but you will still be able to exchange them at the bank, after the cut-off date. Old notes can still be spent ahead of this date and you can exchange them at the Bank once this point has passed.
A spokeswoman from Uber told Global News in an email statement at the time that the driver was "permanently removed" from the company.
The lawsuit was filed in the District of Northern California Tuesday, by two unidentified women. Uber settled that suit in November 2016.
The latest lawsuit argues Uber's screenings for drivers only goes back seven years, reports Recode, mostly because the system Uber uses relies primarily on credit reporting systems. "These allegations are important to us and we take them very seriously".
Uber has argued that the screening standards applied in Maryland - where thousands of drivers have been rejected upon review since December 2015 - are outdated, overly broad and fail to adhere to a legal standard established by the state Public Service Commission a year ago. Those kicked off with a #DeleteUber movement in January, then moved onto workplace sexual harassment allegations and an internal investigation led by former US Attorney General Eric Holder. In June, CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from Uber, following criticism that he helped foster a culture of sexism and bullying at the company. One of his eight new cultural norms is, "We do the right thing". The other was raped by an Uber driver in her apartment in Miami. In both instances the women were intoxicated.
These women argue that Uber performs inadequate background checks creating a "system" within which "bad actors can gain access to vulnerable victims".
Uber is facing group litigation over its safety practices after complaints of sexual assault committed by drivers.
Gregg Harper (R-MS) noted that "sexual harassment is a serious problem in our society and Congress is not immune from this issue". A Republican congresswoman says she was recently told by a trusted source that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staffer.
Greenstone first landed on his knees, then rolled flat onto his back, and lay there stunned on the sky blue sideline. University officials were informed and as of 10:30 a.m. on Monday the student has been withdrawn from school .
About 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the quake hit near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday, reports BBC. The town centre was clogged with traffic as people from the surrounding province rushed to help with rescue efforts.
The app, developed by Qualcomm, has been essentially designed for OEMs to test hardware components or diagnostic tests on device. Following the allegations, OnePlus took some steps, and added the new "opt-in" option for the user experience program.
The community has been a victim of hate crimes as they are usually mistaken as Arabs due to their turbans. Crimes based on race, ethnicity or ancestry made up 57.5 percent of the incidents in the report.
It is also claimed that Firefox uses 30 percent less RAM than Google Chrome , which is a notorious offender in that area. According to Mozilla, Firefox Quantum is twice as fast as the previous version that launched in March.
Their increase in third quarter shipments was, however, more than offset by slowing demand for fitness trackers. Basically, Canalys believes carriers massively underestimated the demand for the cellular Apple Watch.
At the end of the six months, customers would be allowed to keep one of the games they had rented during that timespan. Either way, the PowerPass program is now suspended and there's no word whether or not the program will be reinstated.
She previously guest-hosted the week of October 30, and joins Julie Chen , Sara Gilbert , Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood . The rapper has been married to Maximillion Copper since 2014 and she is a stepmother to his four children.
Volunteers needed to knit, crochet special hats for newborns
They're hoping to give out thousands of red hats to babies to raise awareness about heart health and congenital heart defects. For any questions about Little Hats, Big Hearts in CT , please contact Lisa Neff, Lisa.Neff@heart.org or 203-295-2954.
Arsene Wenger drops hint over his next job after Arsenal
Hes clearly loving it still... "I haven't decided that, to me it's just a fact that my life is linked with football". And he's still very much enjoying life in club management. "I am 35 years in this job [as a football manager]".
Sri Lanka inspect pitch on a rest day
If we want to be no 1 team, every series is important. "Our chances of winning a Test match in India , I would say, are slim". You have to take good care of yourself because in future we are going to play many matches.
At least 3 killed in Tehama County shooting
Investigators say the shooting began at one location, with multiple shots fire, then moved to the elementary school. The six-year-old child reportedly had two gunshot wounds and another child was reportedly shot in the leg.
Foul-Mouthed State Prosecutor Berates, Threatens Uber Driver
I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff. "Take me home, dude", a woman's voice says. In a profanity-laced rant you can hear Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner berating Uber driver Shaun Platt .