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Three Latina engineers sue Uber, saying it underpays women and minorities

Oct 26, 2017 / Media Coverage
Three Latina engineers sued Uber this week alleging unfair labor practices, saying the ride-hailing company systemically underpays women and other underrepresented groups. The software engineers — Ingrid Avendaño and Roxana del Toro Lopez, who left Uber in June and August, respectively, and current Uber employee Ana Medina — alleged in their lawsuit that Uber’s performance evaluations favored men and white and Asian American workers over everyone else. Promotions, salary increases and bonuses were tied to the performance evaluations, they said in the suit, which was filed Tuesday in San...
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Uber sued for gender, racial pay inequity

Oct 26, 2017 / Media Coverage
Uber is still fending off accusations of an unfair work environment. This week, the embattled ride-hailing company was sued by three Latina engineers who allege that they, as women and people of color, were paid less than their white or Asian male colleagues. Two of the women -- Ingrid Avendaño and Roxana del Toro Lopez -- left Uber this summer, while Ana Medina is still employed by the company. They allege that Uber uses a "stack ranking" system for evaluating employees, meaning they're evaluated from "worst to best." "In this system," the suit says, "female employees and employees of color...
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Three engineers sue Uber over unequal pay, claiming sex and racial discrimination

Oct 26, 2017 / Media Coverage
Three Latina software engineers are suing Uber for allegedly discriminating against women and people of color. Reuters reports that Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of San Francisco. It claims they were compensated less because of their gender and race. According to Reuters, the lawsuit says Uber used an employee ranking system that is “not based on valid and reliable performance measures” and gave women, Latino, American Indian and African American employees lower scores than men and white or Asian employees. “In this...
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Three women sue Uber in San Francisco claiming unequal pay, benefits

Oct 25, 2017 / Media Coverage
Three women engineers have sued Uber Technologies Inc for discrimination based of their gender and race, the latest blow to the ride-services company that is straining to overcome a year of controversies over its workplace culture. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday at the Superior Court in San Francisco, follows a widely read blog post in February from another female engineer that described Uber’s work environment as one that tolerated and fostered sexual harassment. The lawsuit filed by Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina, who described themselves as Latina software engineers,...
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