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Uber Fires Drivers Based On ‘Racially Biased’ Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims – NPR

The suit claims Uber’s rating system, which is based on passenger reviews, discriminates against drivers who are not white or who have accents. Uber says the claim…

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A new federal lawsuit alleges that Uber’s “star rating” system discriminates against drivers of color and drivers with accents. According to the suit, Uber terminates drivers whose ratings get too low.
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A former Uber driver in San Diego on Monday sued the ride-hailing company for racial discrimination in how it uses passengers’ reviews to evaluate drivers.
The company relies on a “star rating system,” which the lawsuit says disproportionately leads to the firing…

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