Ride-sharing application, Uber is near a final settlement related to some sexual harassment and discrimination claims made by its staff. The company will pay 1.5 million pounds to 56 present and former employees who claim that they were the victims of sexual harassment.
The 56 employees also get around 8530.22 pounds as part of a class action involving 485 people who claimed discrimination. The payment is expected to be a portion of the company’s total settlement of 7.75 million pounds agreed in March this year.
The class action case is based in the US and being moved by two Latina engineers who alleged that they are paid less than that of their Asian, white, and male colleagues. The duo registered a legal claim against Uber in October 2017 and claimed that they faced harassment and bitter work environment due to their gender and ethnic origin.
Both parties including the company and the claimants have to get the necessary approval from the court to get the payout. In addition to legal battle, Uber is being questioned by US officials for gender bias.
A hearing will be held at a court in California to make final approval of the settlement in November, this year.
The sexual harassment and discrimination claims are among a series of legal issues that Uber’s administration had faced in the last year.
Last month, Liane Hornsey, head of Uber’s Human Resource Department left her job after an internal probe into how Liane handled racial discrimination claims as a company human resource department head.
Meanwhile, some of the issues of the Uber have been solved recently which include loss of its license to function in London and legal suit in the US registered by a lady who alleged Uber staff of improperly having her medical records after she was raped by a driver in India.