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Posted by: William Hammond on Jun 8, 2018

According to the ABA Journal, the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft announced they would eliminate the requirement of arbitration clauses for any employee, driver or rider who claim they have experienced sexual harassment or assault. The announcement comes after 14 women sent a letter last month to Uber’s board requesting to be released from arbitration, to allow them to pursue a class-action lawsuit alleging Uber’s inadequate driver screening procedures led to the sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and gender-motivated violence they experienced at the hands of their drivers. Uber will also no longer require any survivors to sign nondisclosure agreements if they wish to speak out about their claims.