Nov 14, 2017

Lawyers seek group suit over alleged Uber sex assaults

Uber is facing group litigation over its safety practices after complaints of sexual assault committed by drivers. The suit accuses Uber of creating "a system for bad actors to gain access to vulnerable victims". Reviews of Uber driver applications by two US states, Maryland and Massachusetts, have led to rejections of thousands more applications than under Uber's own system. Tuesday's lawsuit says Uber has made the profit-motivated decision to "Look the other way" when it hires and supervises drivers. An Uber spokesperson said: "Uber received this complaint today and we are in the process of reviewing it. These allegations are important to us and we take them very seriously."

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