Uber Settles Lawsuit Over Driver Sexual Assault Claims

Posted by HardOCP News 2:32 PM (CDT)

Friday November 04, 2016

Uber has dipped into its coffers once again to settle a lawsuit. This time around, Uber decided to settle with two women accusing its drivers of sexual assault after a judge decided that Uber is responsible when its drivers commit crimes against passengers that used the company's service app.

Uber Technologies Inc. settled a lawsuit filed by two women who sought to hold the company responsible for alleged sexual assaults by drivers. Terms of the accord weren’t disclosed in court papers. The settlement follows a federal judge’s ruling six months ago rejecting the company’s argument that it couldn’t be blamed for sexual attacks by drivers, who it classifies as contractors rather than employees.