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Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Insider. San Francisco Bay Area…
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April 2, 2021 0

Uber passenger seen assaulting San Francisco driver in viral video is arrested

Police have arrested a woman who was seen assaulting a San Francisco Uber driver in a video that went viral this week. San Francisco police said on Thursday that officers with the Las Vegas police department had arrested Malaysia King, 24, who is accused of attacking Subhakar Khadka after he refused to continue to drive…
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March 12, 2021 0

Uber driver assaulted by unmasked rider: ‘People all over have experienced this’

An Uber driver in San Francisco who was assaulted by an unmasked passenger has spoken out about the incident, saying that he was attacked after asking the woman to get out of the vehicle and taunted because of his race and job. Video of the incident went viral, prompting a police investigation an an outpouring…
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March 11, 2021 0

San Francisco Uber driver assaulted after passenger allegedly refuses to wear mask

An attack on a San Francisco Uber driver over the weekend by a passenger who allegedly refused to wear a face mask has drawn outrage after video of the incident emerged on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Sunday in the city after the driver, Subhakar Khadka, picked up three women. In a 43 second video…
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March 10, 2021 0

‘I can’t keep doing this’: gig workers say pay has fallen after California’s Prop 22

Weeks after Proposition 22 went into effect in California and exempted some major tech firms from fully complying with labor laws, workers for rideshare and delivery apps in the state claim poor working conditions have persisted and pay has decreased. Drivers and labor groups opposed Prop 22, saying it would allow companies to sidestep their…
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February 18, 2021 0

Uber to buy leading alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1bn deal

Uber is acquiring on-demand alcohol platform Drizly for about $1.1bn as the ride-share company looks to expand delivery services that have flourished during the pandemic. Uber said on Tuesday the Drizly acquisition will allow the company to offer beer, wine and spirits in the majority of US states in addition to groceries, package and prescription…
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February 2, 2021 0