The popular rideshare company Uber is changing its terms of service when it comes to dealing with issues of sexual assault. In the past, there was a clause that stated passengers who claim their drivers sexually assaulted them need to resolve the matter through arbitration. This method keeps the matter quiet and takes away the chance to have a trial by jury.
However, after CNN released an investigation that revealed Uber has 103 drivers who had been accused of sexually assaulting passengers, the cases can be brought to arbitration, meditation, or open court.
Uber’s aim is to give the survivors their voice and control back by bringing those who assaulted them to justice. They’re aiming to be more transparent about the issue and are trying to make their company safer for everyone.