Uber pays $4.4 million for sexual harassment

Victims of sexual harassment and retaliation on Uber’s service will be dealt with. The California giant will also have to take steps to enforce its policy.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on Wednesday 18 December that Uber had agreed to pay $4.4 million (€3.95 million) in compensation to its alleged victims of gender discrimination.

According to a press release, Uber has agreed to compensate “any person whom the EEOC finds to be a victim of sexual harassment and/or related retaliation”.

 The agency did not specify in detail to which incidents the compensation relates, but recalled that proceedings had been initiated "after wide publicity in 2017 regarding the treatment of Uber employees".

 After an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resulted in a report on the culture of sexual harassment and retaliation against victims in the workplace, Uber agreed to pay a fine of $4.4 million.

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Source: News Tech