With a class action discrimination suit filed by three Latina software engineers, Uber has agreed to release $10 million for the settlement of the accusations it has faced since 2013.
Software engineers, Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina filed the suit against the company October last year, claiming that “female engineers and engineers of color were paid less, hired for lower-level jobs, promoting more slowly, and subject to bias in their performance evaluations” as reported by USA Today.
Aside from the recent complaints, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler earlier publicized her experience while working in the company where she allegedly experienced sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
Uber recently released a diversity report last March where only 15% of the technical jobs were only held by women, 1% were Black employees, 2.1% were Hispanics, and 78% of its leadership was male.
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