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Uber Sued for Using ‘Biased’ Rider Ratings to Fire Drivers (1)

Oct. 26, 2020, 5:22 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act by firing minority drivers based on how they’re rated by customers.

“Uber is aware that passengers are prone to discriminate in their evaluation of drivers, but Uber has continued to use this system, thus making it liable for intentional race discrimination,” former driver Thomas Liu said in his complaint, filed Monday in San Francisco federal court on behalf of a proposed nationwide class of non-White drivers.

Liu first brought that claim four years ago to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which did not ...

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