Uber Pays $4.4 Million To Settle Sexual Discrimination Suit

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Uber Pays $4.4 Million To Settle Sexual Discrimination Suit
​Uber has agreed to create a system that will identify employees who have been the subject of numerous harassment complaints.
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Uber has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle sexual discrimination charges brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

An EEOC investigation following a 2017 sexual discrimination charge reportedly "found reasonable cause to believe that Uber permitted a culture of sexual harassment and retaliation against individuals who complained about such harassment."

As part of the settlement, Uber has agreed to create a system that will identify employees who have been the subject of numerous harassment complaints as well as managers who do not respond to harassment concerns.

Uber's chief legal officer said in a statement: "We've worked hard to ensure that all employees can thrive at Uber by putting fairness and accountability at the heart of who we are and what we do. ... I am extremely pleased that we were able to work jointly with the EEOC in continuing to strengthen these efforts."

The money from the settlement will be used to set up a fund compensating anyone the EEOC determines has experienced sexual harassment or retaliation after Jan. 1, 2014.