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Female drivers for Uber and Lyft say sexual harassment is the norm — and getting help from the companies isn't easy [Business Insider]

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TonyAlmeida
1149 Rider
 Posted 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Female drivers, would you like to comment?

https://www.businessinsider.com/female-uber-lyft-drivers-say-sexual-harassment-is-rampant-2019-6

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    DWang02
    105 Rider
     10 months ago

    Isn’t this one of the examples where being an independent contractor and it an employee limits the protection?

    I’m not sure how much Uber and Lyft can do. 

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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      They call us IC to skirt all local and federal labor laws and they call themselves a technology company to skirt transportation laws. Uber is nothing more than a taxi service with an app.

      Harassment of female employees happens more than it should at every company with regular employees and the consequences are dire. Check out the Susan Fowler story with Uber. They have a toxic corporate culture. Uber never takes the drivers side, for them the driver is like yesterday's newspaper but the passenger is the goose that lays the golden egg. 

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      ChatswickFan
      258
       10 months ago

      You might be thinking about internal sexual harassment cases where employers can do more to protect its employees. However this is about passengers. 

      Sure there a lot more the company can do. Take complains to riders more seriously, ban or warn riders, be more explicit about what’s not permitted in the guidelines, etc.

      If Uber decides to not do any of it for the sake of revenue, yeah, we have a systematic problem. 

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    Uberserge
    1279 Rider Driver
     10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

    That's correct, female drivers are subject to a lot more harassment than male drivers. Why doesn't UBER algorithms match female drivers with female pax first? Easily attainable. They don't care!

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      TonyAlmeida
      1149 Rider
       10 months ago

      I smell lawsuit all over that though. Safr got suited big time for trying to only hire female drivers. I suppose hiring is different than an algo that matches existing females up...

      Can someone smarter than I comment? :)

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        Uberserge
        1279 Rider Driver
         10 months ago

        A lot of issues with Uber & Lyft could such as service animals, female drivers being matched with female pax first, pax requesting the same driver again for their next ride etc. could be easily fixed in the app. We’re not hired, we’re IC. 

        They just don’t care!

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    ErasDrivingCo
    97 Driver
     10 months ago

    Please don't tell me you guys are surprised about these findings. Lewd comments?! LOL.