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...
A former Uber engineer sued the ride hailing service Monday, alleging sexual harassment, gender and race discrimination, and retaliation against her when she tried to report her experiences to HR.
Ingrid Avendaño, who is Latina, says she was hired at Uber in 2014 and spent years dealing with Uber’s “male-dominated work culture, permeated with degrading, marginalizing, discriminatory, and sexually harassing conduct towards women,” according to a lawsuit she filed in California court and obtained by Recode.
Her lawsuit details several allegations of sexual misconduct, including:
A former Uber software engineer is suing the company over claims that she experienced sexual harassment, racial discrimination and pay inequity while working there.
Ingrid Avendaño, who worked for Uber from February 2014 to June 2017, filed her lawsuit Monday in California Superior Court. It comes a week after Uber said it would eliminate its forced arbitration policy for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, whether they're riders, drivers or employees. That decision came after a CNN investigation into sexual assaults and abuse by Uber drivers.
A female engineer who worked at Uber for three years has sued the company for sexual harassment.
Ingrid Avendaño filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday, saying she was discriminated against for being female while working at the ride-hailing startup from 2014 to 2017. The law firm representing Avendaño -- Outten & Golden -- said the company retaliated against her when she complained about her treatment.
"Each time Avendaño raised concerns regarding unlawful conduct, she was met with Uber's entrenched disregard for the rights of its women employees and a refusal to take...
A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc sued the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming that she was subjected to sexual harassment during her employment but that her complaints were ignored, the law firm representing the plaintiff said.
The law firm, Outten & Golden, said in a statement that Ingrid Avendano, who worked at Uber from 2014 to 2017, believes Uber displayed an "entrenched disregard" for the rights of female employees, and retaliated against her by denying her promotions and raises and giving her negative performance reviews.
The lawsuit comes just a week after the company announced that it would forgo arbitration and nondisclosure agreements in harassment cases.
In the first test of Uber’s newly announced policy to let sexual harassment and assault cases play out in public, a former Latina engineer sued the company claiming she faced discrimination based on her gender, ethnicity and disability.
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.
A former Uber engineer is suing the company, claiming sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination based on her sex and race.
In her suit, Ingrid Avendaño — a Latina — details what she calls an “intolerable” work environment where she was subject to sexual harassment and paid less than her male and white counterparts, with little action from the company to remedy those issues.
Avendaño also claims she was overworked and had anxiety over what she believed was retaliation from her managers. All of this together, she claims in the suit, eventually led to her being hospitalized for three...
A former Uber Technologies Inc. software engineer is suing the ride-hailing firm alleging years of sexual harassment, race discrimination and pay inequity, marking the first test of the company’s new policy relaxing forced arbitration for sex-related claims.
The engineer, Ingrid Avendaño, alleges that despite her formal complaints colleagues weren’t sufficiently disciplined for making sexual remarks at company events and in the office. The suit, filed on Monday in California Superior Court in San Francisco, seeks lost wages and compensation for distress on the job, as well as a guarantee that...
Me Too just got dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.
On Monday, in an opinion written by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled 5-4 that it is legal for employers to require workers to sign away their right to file class-action lawsuits against the employer ― and instead be forced to take their disputes to individual arbitration, a private court system in which companies typically have the upper hand.
For many women, the ruling means they will no longer be able to band together to fight systemic sexual discrimination or harassment in court. Women’s rights advocates were quick to...