Uber will no longer silence victims of sexual assault


CNET—The ride-hailing service will no longer insist on mandatory arbitration and confidentiality agreements for customers pursuing sexual assault claims against Uber drivers.

Uber will no longer force victims of sexual assault into arbitration. Uber says it is taking steps to help reduce the culture of silence around sexual violence on its platform in the wake of a CNN investigation into sexual assaults and abuse by Uber drivers. The rideshare company said Tuesday it will no longer force passengers who allege that they have been sexually assaulted or harassed by drivers into arbitration -- something Uber says was previously required under its terms of service. Instead, Uber will allow victims of sexual violence, including riders,...