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Former employee sues Uber for sexual harassment

The Uber ride sharing app is seen on an Android device. Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Following it's policy change around sexual harassment claims, Uber is facing its first test: a lawsuit from a female former engineer filed on Monday in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging she was harassed by male colleagues with little response from the company's human resources department.

Why it matters: Uber made the bold (but cautious) move last week of exempting employees, drivers, and riders from its arbitration agreements for individual sexual harassment and assault claims.