Uber scraps mandatory arbitration clause for sexual harassment claims
Updated : May 16, 2018 06:22 AM IST
The move by the world's largest ride-hailing service comes after several high-profile scandals and is a step in the right direction, according to several legal experts, but does not address class action lawsuits.
Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi has unveiled a series of safety measures to restore Uber's brand and image since taking the top job last August.
Victims were previously required to enter into confidentiality agreements as part of arbitration to settle claims, which prevented them from speaking publicly about the facts surrounding any sexual assault or harassment.