When it comes to hiring women and underrepresented minorities into engineering positions at Uber, the company’s head of HR Liane Hornsey thinks “it’s going to be bloody hard.”
A New Orleans mayoral candidate—whose family, by the way, invented the bouncy house—is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly masturbating during an Uber ride in California this past February.
On Wednesday, KFOR News reported that Republican Oklahoma State Senator Bryce Marlatt was named a suspect for allegedly sexually assaulting a female Uber driver, according to a recent police report.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence from the company he founded and the company will make changes to its culture, following a highly-anticipated investigation into sexual harassment and toxic workplace culture at the ride-hailing startup.
The never-ending scandals at Uber have reached a point of reckoning and according to multiple reports, the ride-sharing startup’s board will be making some major decisions today. Along with a review of the long-in-the-works report on harassment, it will reportedly consider a leave of absence for Travis Kalanick and a…
Just days after it was announced Uber had fired 20 employees after an investigation into nearly 200 sexual harassment and misconduct claims, a leaked memo reveals how CEO Travis Kalanick advised employees on having sex with each other on a company outing.
I would not.
As Uber undergoes an attempt to investigate the culture of sexual harassment within its company in the wake of an HR nightmare of a blog post written by a former employee, you’d think that they’d also consider the women that drive for them.
After just six months on the job, Uber president Jeff Jones has resigned.
If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.” But after a month marked by one disaster…
A former Uber engineer has posted a hell of an account about her nightmarish time working for the company. There’s the disgusting manager sending harassing messages, yes, but the story’s true villain is Uber’s HR department, which appears to have made a concerted effort to make her life as miserable as possible.
A French businessman is suing Uber after his wife used the app and discovered he was cheating on her. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
After Uber attempted to undermine the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s hour-long strike against Trump’s Muslim ban, and the detainments at JFK, the public reacted with a swift boycott of the app.
Following an incident over the weekend in which Uber defied the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s hour-long strike in support of Muslim detainees at New York’s JFK airport, people have been deleting the app en masse and switching over to Lyft, a competing company that has pledged $1 million to the ACLU.
New testimony in the latest Uber court case indicates some Uber employees not only enjoyed the power to locate where Beyoncé is at any given time but also occasionally acted on the impulse. Less exciting, but equally disturbing, are the revelations that some employees used their access to track people like their…
In May, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that two women, who alleged they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers in separate incidents, had provided sufficient evidence that the drivers acted as employees, not independent contractors. This was the first time the company was held responsible for assaults that…
People of color have been dealing with racist cabbies for decades, and according to a new study, that discrimination is alive and well in the world of ride-hailing apps. Not only are black people more likely to wait longer or have their ride cancelled, women in general also are getting taken for a ride—to either…
Florida police have arrested an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting three women in the last year, nabbing him Thursday after one victim managed to get his license plate number.
Uber announced plans Wednesday to start using self-driving cars to pick up passengers in Pittsburgh sometime in the next several weeks. That’s one way to (indirectly and perhaps accidentally) deal with an apparently pervasive sexual assault issue!
Lorde told a brief tale on Twitter Tuesday about how her Uber driver was oblivious to the fact that she was Lorde. The Lorde. The questionably ageless star who’s been driven through dark forces to be friends with Taylor Swift. There are a number of reasons this story should fascinate you.