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Uber’s Screening Process Puts Riders in Danger, Women Say

Nov. 17, 2017, 1:32 PM

Uber’s background screening process puts customers at risk, according to three women who say they were sexually assaulted by drivers.

The company’s background check processes, which include looking back seven years for a felony conviction and other red flags, are “inherently flawed,” they say in a pair of lawsuits filed in California.

A woman in one lawsuit says her assailant was charged in 2006 with “annoying or molesting a child under 18” and domestic battery and that a court granted a restraining order against him in connection with allegations of sexual abuse of a minor family member in 2009.

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