Thousands of Uber ASSAULT Claims – New Report Released!
(RepublicanPress.org) – Uber Technologies has enjoyed its share of controversies since its March 2009 launch. For instance, the ride-hailing service experienced a massive shake-up in 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment, leading to the resignation of its founder and CEO and the termination of more than 20 employees. However, the company recently reported that an internal review found a significant decrease in sexual assault claims in 2019 and 2020.
On June 30, Uber issued a statement announcing the release of its second US Safety Report. “Validated by third-party experts,” the analysis showed the company received 3,824 reports of their most serious categories of “sexual assault and misconduct,” representing a 38% decrease over the previous two years. However, Uber conceded that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence of sexual assaults remains unclear.
Thousands of U.S. Uber drivers and riders reported being sexually assaulted in 2019-20, according to a new safety report the company releasedhttps://t.co/tYIpTGmSIb
— Axios (@axios) July 1, 2022
The report’s executive summary detailed “4 key pillars” of its approach to safety:
- Incorporate “new technology solutions” into the company’s app to lower safety risks.
- Partner with experts to establish trust with the public.
- Develop proper protocols to support riders and drivers when incidents occur.
- Drive up industry safety standards through solid governance and “robust” background checks.
Overall, the release of the report received widespread support. Groups like the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Governors Highway Safety Association praised Uber’s transparency and commitment to safety.
Sexual violence is pervasive and occurs everywhere – rideshare is no exception. We applaud @Uber’s transparency, leadership, and commitment to safety in working to address survivors’ needs. https://t.co/D2eGo7EmsL
— NNEDV (@nnedv) June 30, 2022
.@Uber's new safety report shows an unwavering commitment to roadway safety. GHSA applauds Uber's dedication to transparency and making a ride as safe as possible. We're especially proud of our work together to combat impaired driving. https://t.co/bR3h2nFesZ
— GHSA (@GHSAHQ) June 30, 2022
Do you think this trend will continue? Do you feel safe taking an Uber instead of a traditional taxi service?
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