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Uber Under Accusations of Discrimination

September 4th, 2018

Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyers advocate for Uber drivers rights.Uber, the ride-hailing giant, has been in the news lately for a variety of problems.  Now, the company is under investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that investigates charges of discrimination and harassment, for systematically discriminating against women by paying women less and for using discriminatory actions during the hiring process. These accusations follow a group of Latina women who filed a lawsuit against the company alleging Uber pays women and other minorities less money.

The company claims that it has been making changes over the past 18 months in that they have been conducting training in diversity and making efforts for inclusion. A chief executive was recently ousted among scandals concerning sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying.

While the company claims that it is changing its culture in public announcements, it may be difficult to do so if discrimination and harassment are embedded in the culture of the company. Remedies may be to terminate those found guilty and implement regular trainings for employees and managers regarding what to do if an employee reports discrimination in the workplace to the Human Resources department. Most companies will try to avoid a charge being filed with the EEOC.

How to Prove Discrimination Based on Pay

A charge of discrimination based on pay will require information about why the employee is making that particular claim. Often, employees learn by accident that they are being paid less than their similarly-situated counterparts in the workplace. When that information is brought to light and the employee sees a pattern among a group of employees based on a protected class, this strengthens a claim of unequal pay. A protected class is a group of people that is delineated under the law. For example, the protected class can be based on the person’s gender, color, race, age, or disability. Other classifications may be protected under federal or state employment laws as well. A charge of discrimination can first be brought to an attorney’s attention or to the EEOC.

Philadelphia Employment Discrimination Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Advocate for Workers’ Rights

Discrimination can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, or whether you work in an office or in an industry where wages are typically low. The Philadelphia employment discrimination lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. can assist in determining the strength of your claim and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We are centrally located in Philadelphia, and we proudly serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and throughout the state of New Jersey.

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