According to information released by federal agencies, Uber has stretched a US$ 4.4 million settlement. The settlement was done with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on allegations of sex discrimination. The press release states that a 2017 charge of sexual discrimination led to an investigation by the EEOC. There are practical reasons to believe that Uber allows sexual harassment and retaliation against the complainant. The money will be used to set up a collective fund. This money will be used to reimburse anyone who the EEOC has determined to have suffered sexual harassment or retaliation after January 1, 2014.
As part of the payment, Uber agreed to strengthen its business culture to avoid such harassment and retaliation. It will also create a system to recognize employees who have been suffered multiple harassments. It even knew the managers who have failed to respond to harassment issues. Outsiders will manage Uber for three years. Notice of the settlement will be sent to all female employees working at Uber at any time between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2019. A federal investigation has been done regarding Uber’s wages and hiring methods and sexual harassment that began in mid-August 2017. But this was not made public until the Wall Street Journal reported in July 2018. Uber has been at the center of scrutiny of allegations of sexual harassment. The complaint was about how they handled the workplace culture. Former CEO and founder Travis Kalanick were forced to step down in June 2018. More than a year ago, a former engineer posted a blog post about experiencing gender discrimination and harassment at Uber. The post prompted an internal investigation, which was led by Eric Holder, a former US Attorney General, into its work environment.
In the second month, two executives also left the company on allegations of impropriety or insensitive statements to women and minorities. In early December, Uber released a highly anticipated security report, which included, among other details, Uber received 5,981 sexual assault reports in 2017 and 2018. Among them, there were 464 rape reports. The report was released after CNN conducted more than a year of investigations into sexual assault and sexual abuse in the service.