Ex-Uber Engineer Files Sexual Harassment Suit

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A former Uber programmer sued the ride-hailing giant in California state court Monday alleging she was subject to such severe sexual harassment and retaliation that she was hospitalized, in a filing that comes days after the company pledged not to send sexual misconduct-based suits to arbitration.

Ingrid Avendano, who was one of three women of color who filed a pay equity class action against Uber last year, said she was sexually harassed by colleagues and ignored when she complained, causing her “extreme anxiety” that ultimately caused her to be hospitalized for three weeks in 2017. She quit later that year because Uber...

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