Uber dealt with harassment class action lawsuit

Uber cars appear in San Francisco Calif. in this undated image

Uber cars appear in San Francisco Calif. in this undated image

"Uber will stop at no lengths to make a profit", alleges the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in a federal court in northern California, according to NBC.

An Uber spokesperson said the company received the complaint today and is now reviewing it.

Uber is facing a lawsuit filed by two women who allege they were raped by their drivers in separate cases in Miami and Los Angeles, NBC Miami is reporting.

Uber has yet another lawsuit on its hands.

Uber has historically deflected responsibility for victims who have been raped or sexual assaulted by drivers. That is exacerbated by the company "targeting" intoxicated passengers with claims that Uber is a life-saving option for riders who've had a few drinks, the women allege.

Uber has always been under fire for its background check methods.

The women, who are remaining anonymous, argue that due to an alleged lack of proper, thorough screenings by workers, certain customers of the service have been "subject to rape, sexual assault or gender-motivated violence or harassment by their Uber driver in the last four years".

The women are requesting damages for their own alleged assaults along with an injunction against the company that would require it to conduct more rigorous background checks on its drivers and change other company practices.

"On notice of the magnitude of the number of passengers who have experienced sexual harassment and gender-based violence, Uber should have made drastic changes to the way that it screens and monitors drivers, as well as advancing safety measures on its app and in vehicles, and disclosed the truth to consumers about its insurance coverage during rides", the lawsuit says.

The complaint argues that the victims' claims are not affected by arbitration clauses in Uber's terms of service with riders, because under California Supreme Court decisions, "Uber can not cause consumers to waive a statutory right to seek public injunctive relief in any forum".

The lawsuit was filed by the NY firm Wigdor LLP, which is suing Uber in a separate case on behalf of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in India. It's unclear whether Uber received complaints specific to these drivers.

The company has repeatedly refused to run more robust background checks through fingerprinting, which checks against the FBI's criminal records database.

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