Mar 27, 2018

Uber settles employee discrimination lawsuit for $10 million

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Uber will pay $10 million to settle a discrimination and hostile workplace class action lawsuit filed last year on behalf of 420 women and minority engineers.

Why it matters: It has been a year of reckoning for Uber, and for the broader tech industry, when it comes to workplace treatment women and other underrepresented minorities.

Uber statement:

“This settlement involves claims dating back to July 2013 and, while we are continually improving as a company, we have proactively made a lot of changes since then. In the past year alone we have implemented a new salary and equity structure based on the market, overhauled our performance review process, published our first Diversity & Inclusion report and created and delivered diversity and leadership trainings to thousands of employees globally.”

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