Justice Department sues Uber over alleged discrimination against disabled passengers

Uber is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly discriminating against people with disabilities. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Uber on Thursday after failing to reach an agreement with the…

Justice Department sues Uber over alleged discrimination against disabled passengers

Uber is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly discriminating against people with disabilities.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Uber on Thursday after failing to reach an agreement with the ride-hailing company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of U.S. citizens who used Uber during a period in which the company allegedly failed to properly train its employees on its policies and how to respond to potential customer service complaints involving people with disabilities.

“The department has a long-standing commitment to holding companies accountable when they do not provide prompt and effective opportunities for service for those with disabilities,” said Thomas E. Perez, the assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division. “Using the law to secure access to affordable and accessible public accommodations is critical to achieving the goals of the ADA, and to advancing the department’s mission to ensure that everyone in our society can pursue his or her full potential.”

The Justice Department has already previously signed agreements with Uber on how the company will handle consumer complaints in the future, which it says violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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