May 22, 2018

Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity and racial discrimination while working at Uber. The new policy introduced last week overhauls the way Uber addresses US sexual harassment and assault claims. Ms Avendano's complaints seem to echo those of Susan Fowler who was also an engineer at Uber working in the same department. In its new company policies announced last week, Uber said it will no longer require confidentiality clauses in settlements or force individuals to resolve sexual harassment disputes through arbitration.

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