Uber gets hit with first lawsuit since it dropped forced arbitration

Fast Company—Ruth Reader
May 21, 2018

In a new lawsuit, former Uber engineer Ingrid Avendaño accuses the company of sexual harassment, discriminatory treatment, as well as retaliation after she raised concerns about Uber’s toxic culture.

The suit comes on the heels of Uber’s decision to roll back forced arbitration for those who are bringing complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination. Avendaño was part of a lawsuit over pay inequality that Uber recently settled. However, she chose not to accept the settlement and instead decided to file a separate lawsuit, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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