Uber coughs up cash, airports crank up prices and Germany flashes its warning lights. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
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.”
ABC 7 Chicago also weighed in on the safety report, asking Bryant Greening his thoughts. Take a look!
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”.
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.
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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