Uber, Lyft Vow Not To Push Arbitration For Sex Assault Claims

By Linda Chiem (May 15, 2018, 3:32 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. said Tuesday that they will no longer push arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment against riders, drivers or employees, clearing the way for such claims to be heard in court.

The ride-hailing companies have previously forced all legal claims leveled against them into arbitration — citing the terms and conditions that both riders and drivers must agree to before using the apps — but say they will no longer stand in the way of individual sexual misconduct claims proceeding in court.

"We have learned it's important to give sexual assault and...

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