Uber Eats Accused Of Racial Bias Over Policy Allowing Free Delivery For Black-Owned Restaurants

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  • Uber Eats received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy
  • Proud to support black-owned businesses with this initiative: Uber
  • Small or mid-sized, independent Black-owned restaurants qualify for Uber’s scheme

Restaurant owners are accusing Uber Eats of discrimination after the company waived delivery fees for some restaurants owned by Black people, TechCrunch reported.

Uber Eats has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy from owners of other restaurants,  who are accusing the company of replacing a just system with one that is a racially biased one. One of the complaints, according to the report, accuses Uber Eats of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law in California that protects businesses from discrimination on the basis of factors that include race.

After the killing of George Floyd in May, the company, in a bid to support the community, waived delivery fees from independent Black-owned

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Ex-Uber exec accused of stealing company secrets in California lawsuit

  • A former senior Uber exec faces allegations he stole confidential information while serving on the board of a Californian logistics firm, before going on to launch his own freight business.
  • In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California, Vanguard Logistics Services USA claims Fraser Robinson performed a ‘charade’ as a consultant and advisor while setting up his own firm. 
  • Robinson’s startup Beacon has been backed by tech titans like Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos. 
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A former Uber executive faces allegations in a fresh lawsuit that he stole company secrets from a Californian logistics firm before launching his own startup. 

Earlier in 2020, Fraser Robinson announced he had raised $15 million in Series A funding for his logistics startup Beacon, after being backed by household names like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Robinson was formerly head of business for EMEA at Uber.

Founded by

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Uber accused in lawsuit of bullying drivers in its app to support Prop 22

Uber drivers in California are suing the ride-sharing company, claiming the “constant barrage” of messages in its app violates workers’ rights. The group of drivers is seeking up to $260 million in penalties, saying in a press release that Uber is “illegally exploiting its economic power over its California-based drivers by pressuring them to support the Yes on 22 campaign.”

The drivers say they have been getting messages reading “Prop 22 is progress,” and receiving in-app warnings about what would happen if Prop 22 were to fail. They have to click “OK” before they can move forward in the app. “Almost every time we log on, we are fed more one-sided information to pressure us into supporting Prop 22,” Ben Valdez, a driver for Uber and one of the plaintiffs in the case, said in a statement. That includes in-app videos of drivers speaking about why “Prop 22 would make

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