This Week in Rideshare: Settlements, Airports and Bans

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Uber coughs up cash, airports crank up prices and Germany flashes its warning lights. LegalRideshare breaks it down.

MONDAY 12/16/19

On Monday, Automotive News interviewed Attorney and co-founder of LegalRideshare Bryant Greening about his thoughts on the Uber report.

Greening: “I don’t believe that this was some benevolent act or situation where Uber is now turning into a company with a conscience that we haven’t seen in the past. This report was generated because of a demand for transparency, and I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that it happened soon after the company went public.”

TUESDAY 12/17/19

ABC 7 Chicago also weighed in on the safety report, asking Bryant Greening his thoughts. Take a look!

WEDNESDAY 12/18/19

A 2017 sexual discrimination charge went from an EEOC investigation to proof of misconduct, to a settlement awarded to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

CNN reported: “As part of the settlement, Uber agreed to strengthen its business culture against such harassment and retaliation. It will also create a system for identifying employees who have been the subject of more than one harassment complaint and managers who fail to respond to harassment concerns”.

THURSDAY 12/19/19

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Passengers who relied on Uber to get to and from the Phoenix airport will soon be out of luck. After Phoenix announced a fee increase Uber reacted by saying they were “disappointed” and will be stopping service next month.

Fox Business reported on the story: “Our riders and drivers should not be treated as a piggybank to fill the airport’s budget holes,” Uber said in response.

FRIDAY 12/20/19

Another country is flashing its warning lights at Uber to shape up or ship out. BBC reported that Germany has strict driving policies: “German law says private hire drivers must return back to their company’s base after completing a trip, if they do not have another journey lined up” The issue comes down to this:

“Uber had not done enough to make sure the private hire companies it worked with respected this rule.”

In response, Uber promised to make the changes to avoid a permanent ban in Germany. London anyone?

Have a safe and happy weekend!

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