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Uber will allow individuals to publicly file sex crimes claims

Uber said Tuesday it will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual harassment or assault by its riders, drivers or employees as the company announced new safety measures to combat sexual violence in its vehicles. “We have learned it’s important to give sexual assault and harassment survivors control of how they pursue their claims,” the rideshare company said in a statement from its chief legal officer, Tony West. “So moving forward, survivors will be free to choose to resolve their individual claims in the venue they prefer: in a mediation where they can choose confidentiality; in arbitration, where they can choose to maintain their privacy while pursuing their case; or in open court,” West w ...