What a week.
In the past seven days, we’ve seen a lot of changes coming out of the Rideshare giant’s Uber and Lyft. We’ve seen the good and the bad. So now, LegalRideshare breaks it down.
Less than a week after Uber announced it wouldn’t force sexual assault survivors Into arbitration, a former Uber engineer sued the company on Monday, claiming that co-workers sexually harassed her and HR did nothing to act on her complaints.
On Tuesday, we spoke with “The Rideshare Guy” and gave advice on dealing with Uber and Lyft Accidents. It’s full of information and a great checklist of what to do. You can listen to it here. As always, safety and protecting drivers and passengers in ride share incidents is our primary goal.
As the week went on, there were an alarming amount of stories about drivers picking up minors, which is technically against the rules for both Uber and Lyft. We had a chance to weigh in and explain the dangers and the urgency to remedy these loopholes.
On Wednesday, Uber announed it’s teaming with Governors Highway Safety Association to setup alerts, reminding drivers and passengers to buckle up while Lyft announced $100M in driver support centers for drivers. These centers include oil changes, help with taxes, and being able to talk with Lyft’s support team among other things.
To wrap up the week, Uber was the face of more bad press. A driver alleged an Uber rep assaulted him. Uber’s response: Offering the man $400 to make it go away.
Because LegalRideshare is the only lawfirm in the US entirely dedicated to protecting Uber and Lyft drivers, passengers and victims, we also aim to be a resource for drivers, passengers and the entire rideshare community.
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!