A proposed class action complaint was filed against Uber on behalf of a former Uber driver in San Diego. The driver’s complaint states that Uber’s star rating system used by its riders harms minority or accent speaking drivers more than white or non-accent speaking drivers.
The proposed class is made up of all minority drivers for the company who have received poor star ratings and were terminated from the company’s app. The plaintiff alleges that customer ratings are often biased and is seeking to stop the usage and practice of star ratings as a reason for termination.
The case is Thomas Liu v. Uber Technologies, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 3:20-cv-07499.
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